Q&A / PREGUNTAS Y RESPUESTAS:

SPEECHES / DISCURSOS :

“History will record I spoke the truth”

“La historia registrará que dije la verdad”

“From the belly of Leviathan”

“Desde el vientre de Leviatán”

“The Fifth Horseman”

“El Quinto Jinete”

“The military’s role in securing democracy” speech at Harvard University

“El rol militar en el aseguramiento de la democracia ” en Harvard University

“Speech at 2nd Amphictyonic Congress - 1988”

“Discurso en el Segundo Congreso Anfictiónico de 1988”


por Fernando Guadalupe Jr.

23 de noviembre de 2007

La entrevista se realizó mediante un cuestionario enviado por correo al entrevistado. El autor (entrevistador) estaba ubicado en Fort Leavenworth, KS., Y el entrevistado, el general Noriega, estaba ubicado en el Federal Corrections Institute (FCI) en Miami, FL.

P1: Desde su perspectiva, ¿cuáles son los hechos históricos que más definen a la identidad nacional de Panama? ¿Por qué?

Noriega : Descubrimiento del Pacífico Sur por Núñez de Balboa; la planificación e invasión del Perú desde la isla panameña de Taboga por parte de los españoles (Pizzaro / Almagro / Luque); la…


Interview Q & A : General Manuel Antonio Noriega

by Fernando Guadalupe Jr.

November 23, 2007

The interview was conducted by means of a questionnaire mailed to the interviewee. The author (interviewer) was located at Fort Leavenworth, KS., and the interviewee, General Noriega, was located at the Federal Corrections Institute (FCI) in Miami, FL.

Q1: From your perspective, what are the historical events that most define Panama’s national identity? Why?

Noriega: Discovery of the South Pacific by Nunez de Balboa; the planning and invasion of Peru from the Panamanian island of Taboga by the Spanish (Pizzaro/Almagro/Luque); the unity of Gran…


por Alfonso Chardy

El socio israelí de Manuel Antonio Noriega, Michael Harari, dice que Estados Unidos hizo de Noriega lo que era y luego lo derrocó cuando el panameño trató de romper con los estadounidenses.

“Los estadounidenses se dieron cuenta de que Noriega estaba actuando de forma independiente, y esto no les agradó del todo”, dijo Harari en una entrevista televisiva.

“Este fue el comienzo de la ruptura de relaciones, pero Noriega era pro estadounidense. De hecho, fueron los estadounidenses quienes hicieron de Noriega”.

La extensa entrevista en la Televisión de Israel fue la primera explicación extensa de Harari sobre…


Manuel Antonio Noriega’s Israeli associate, Michael Harari, says the United States made Noriega what he was and then overthrew him when the Panamanian tried to break with the Americans.

“The Americans realized Noriega was acting independently, and this didn’t totally please them,” Harari said in a television interview.

“This was the beginning of the rupture in relations, but Noriega was pro-American. In fact, it was the Americans who made Noriega.”

The lengthy interview on Israel Television was Harari’s first extensive explanation of his Noriega connection since his whereabouts attracted world attention after the U.S. invasion of Panama Dec. 20.

Harari…


General Noriega is America’s only official prisoner of war.

Following the Dec. 20, 1989 U.S. military invasion of Panama, ostensibly to serve an arrest warrant on the Panama­nian head of state, based on bogus drug-trafficking charges, Noriega was taken to the U.S. and tried in federal court in Miami, Florida and convicted. He was officially classed by the court as a prisoner of war, and, he is, to this day, allowed to wear his Panamanian Defense Forces uniform, as he serves a 40-year sentence, and awaits the next phase of his appeal.

On March 9, 1997, CBS News’s “Sixty Minutes”…


A 306-page report issued in August by the government of Panama, “16 Years of Struggle Against Drug Traffic” re­ports an untold story, the history of the Panamanian Defense Forces’ war against the narcotics empire, as it has escalated over the years under the personal command of the man who today heads that Force, Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega.

“16 Years of Struggle” was issued in defense of General Noriega, against an international campaign of slander, innuendo, and rumor launched by Panama’s opposition forces and the U.S. State Department.

The campaign painted Noriega as “the protector of ‘the Panamanian Connection’ “of narcotics…


“A Question of Sovereignty” by Partido Revolucionario Democratico (PRD)

On March 4, the Mexican daily El Dia published in full a communique issued by Panama’s Revolutionary Democratic Party (PRD).

Excerpts follow:

The existence in Panama of an alleged conflict between military and civilians of a purely local nature has been declared, when what is developing here is a new episode in our nation’s fight for its sovereignty, which is clearly tied to the global policy of the aggressor party, the United States, towards the whole of Latin America.

The behavior of each and every Panamanian, be they worker, priest, businessman…


Los siguientes son extractos de una entrevista realizada el 4 de marzo por el diario mexicano Excelsior, con el jefe de las Fuerzas de Defensa de Panamá, general Manuel Antonio Noriega:

Noriega:
“Panamá está sufriendo una agresión a la que se suman panameños cuyo cerebro es la oligarquía panameña, cuyo cerebro es Estados Unidos, el ‘establishment’ estadounidense. Y la agresión de esa nación, la más poderosa de la Tierra, contra una nación de tan solo dos millones de habitantes. Por supuesto, hay una razón para esto: Panamá tiene un canal, una ‘cintura’ geográfica, de la que Washington podría usurpar no solo…


The following are excerpts from a March 4 interview by the Mexican daily Excelsior, with Panamanian Defense Forces chief Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega:

“Panama is suffering an aggression joined by Pan­amanians whose brain is the Panamanian oligarchy, whose brain is the United States, the U.S. ‘establishment.’ And aggression by that nation, the most powerful on Earth, against a nation with only two million inhabitants. Of course, there is a reason for this: Panama has a canal, a geographic ‘waist,’ from which Washington could usurp not only Mexican ter­ritory, but also Panamanian territory.”

When the republic was founded: a foreigner, Bunau…

General Manuel Noriega

General Manuel Noriega — http://Noriega.carrd.co

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