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  • Operation Just Cause Invasion of Panama Scenes
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    Operation Just Cause Invasion of Panama Scenes

    This was a short compilation of programming from the C-SPAN Video Library from December 1989 that included White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater announcing Operation Just Cause, President…

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  • emDivorcing the Dictatorem
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    Divorcing the Dictator

    The author of Divorcing the Dictator: America’s Bungled Affair with Noriega discussed the book. Kempe’s theme is that the U.S. started the relationship in 1960 without thinking of the consequences. “The…

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  • Discussion on the 100th Anniversary of the Panama Canal
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    Panama Canal

    In honor of the one hundredth anniversary of the Panama Canal opening, Library of Congress curators presented items from their collections for a special exhibit. Work on the canal began in…

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  • Panama Canal Construction
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    Panama Canal Construction

    This was a 1912 film on the construction of the Panama Canal.

    1,848 views
  • Panama Canal Past and Future Day 1
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    Panama Canal Past and Future, Day 1

    Before the official transfer of control of the Panama Canal to Panamanian authorities, the history and operations of the canal were discussed. Mr. McCullough talked about the importance of…

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  • emThe Canal Buildersem
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    The Canal Builders

    Professor Julie Greene talked about her book, The Canal Builders: Making America’s Empire at the Panama Canal. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded in the Katherine…

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  • USPanama Free Trade Agreement
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    U.S.-Panama Free Trade Agreement

    Erik Wasson talked about the status of the U.S.-Panama trade agreement that was signed on June 28, 2007, yet has still not been approved by the U.S. Topics included the details of the…

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  • Panama Canal Records
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    Panama Canal Records

    The Panama Canal officially came under Panamanian control as a result of the treaty signed during the Carter administration. With the canal custodial transfer also came the need to appraise,…

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    Drawing the Line at the Big Ditch

    Adam Clymer talked about his book Drawing the Line at the Big Ditch: The Panama Canal Treaties and the Rise of the Right (University Press of Kansas; March 18, 2008). He was interviewed at…

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  • emSix Minutes to Freedomem
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    Six Minutes to Freedom

    Kurt Muse talked about his book, Six Minutes to Freedom, published by Citadel. The book recounts Mr. Muse’s imprisonment in Panama for agitating against Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega…

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  • emDrawing the Line at the Big Ditchem
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    Drawing the Line at the Big Ditch

    Adam Clymer talked about and read from his book Drawing the Line at the Big Ditch, The Panama Canal Treaties and the Rise of the Right. Mr. Clymer argues that the U.S.' decision to cede…

    91 views
  • International Trade and Investment
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    International Trade and Investment

    President Bush talked about the effects of free trade on American producers and consumers. He said that free trade had positive effects for Americans and encouraged Congress to pass free…

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  • USPanama Relations
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    U.S.-Panama Relations

    President George Bush and Panamanian President Martin Torrijos spoke to the press after meeing about a free trade agreement.

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  • emSix Minutes to Freedomem
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    Six Minutes to Freedom

    Kurt Muse talked about the book he co-wrote with John Gilstrap, Six Minutes to Freedom, published by Citadel. Muse talked about his rescue by the U.S. Army’s Delta Force. He said he had defied Panama’s…

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  • emShooting the Moon American Manhunt Unlike Any Otherem
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    Shooting the Moon: American Manhunt Unlike Any Other

    Mr. Harris talked about his book Shooting the Moon: The Story of an American Manhunt Unlike Any Other, Ever, published by Little, Brown & Company. The book is Mr. Harris' account of the only time…

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  • Carter Administration Foreign Policy
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    Carter Administration Foreign Policy

    Former Ambassador Moss discussed the foreign policy of the Carter administration with a group of experts. Topics included human rights, peacemaking, foreign aid, Middle Eastern issues, the Cold War, Africa, the…

    161 views
  • Ambassadors Confirmation Hearing
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    Ambassadors Confirmation Hearing

    Senator Coleman, chairman of the Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Narcotics Affairs Subcommittee, held a confirmation hearing for David H. Wilkins to be the ambassador to Canada.…

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  • Remembrance of Operation Just Cause
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    Remembrance of Operation Just Cause

    Lieutenant General Boykin spoke at a ceremony to honor the 23 American troops killed 15 years ago in December, 1989 during Operation Just Cause in Panama. Ms. LaSpada read a message from…

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  • Transferring the Panama Canal
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    Transferring the Panama Canal

    Participants discussed the history and importance of the Panama Canal, the 1979 treaties transferring control of the canal and establishing the permanent neutrality of the canal, and the…

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  • USPanama Relations
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    U.S.-Panama Relations

    As part of series on Latin America, Ambassador Guillermo talked about his country’s relationship with the U.S. and about the status of Panama since taking over control of the Panama Canal.…

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