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    The Panama Deception

    This 1993 Academy Award-winning documentary takes a critical look at Operation Just Cause, the December 20, 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama. The film details the consequences for civilians of using…

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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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    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…

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    Vice President Pence Remarks at Panama Canal

    Vice President Mike Pence delivered remarks while visiting the Panama Canal.

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    President Trump Welcomes Panamanian Leader to the Oval Office

    President Trump and his Panamanian counterpart delivered brief remarks in their first Oval Office meeting.

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    President Welcomes President of Panama

    President Trump welcomed his counterpart from Panama, President Juan Carlos Varela.

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    Divorcing the Dictator

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

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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

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

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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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    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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    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

    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…

    71 views
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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…

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