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Panamanians of Spanish Descent - Omar Torrijos, Rommel Fern Ndez, Rub N Garc S, Joyce Moreno, Jaime Penedo (Paperback) Loot Price: R315
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Panamanians of Spanish Descent - Omar Torrijos, Rommel Fern Ndez, Rub N Garc S, Joyce Moreno, Jaime Penedo (Paperback)

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Chapters: Omar Torrijos, Rommel Fern ndez, Rub n Garc s, Joyce Moreno, Jaime Penedo. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 22. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Omar Efra n Torrijos Herrera (February 13, 1929 July 31, 1981) was the Commander of the Panamanian National Guard and the de facto leader of Panama from 1968 to 1981. In addition to being president of Panama, Torrijos held other titles including "Maximum Leader of the Panamanian Revolution" and "Supreme Chief of Government" (el supremo supremo). Although he was considered a leftist dictator, he simultaneously had the support of the US as he opposed communism. His politics were based instead on progressivism. Torrijos is best known for negotiating the 1977 Torrijos-Carter Treaties that eventually gave Panama full sovereignty over the Panama Canal, at noon on December 31, 1999. His son, Mart n Torrijos, won the presidential election on May 2, 2004 and took office on September 1, 2004. Torrijos was born in Santiago in the province of Veraguas, the sixth of twelve children. His father, Jos Maria Torrijos, was originally from Colombia, and was employed as a teacher. He was educated at the local Juan Dem stenes Arosemena School and won a scholarship to the military academy in San Salvador. He graduated with a commission as a second lieutenant. He joined the Panamanian army, the National Guard (Guardia Nacional), in 1952. He was promoted to captain in 1956 and took a Cadet course at the School of the Americas in 1965. Omar Torrijos (right) with farmers in the Panamanian countryside. The Torrijos government was well-known for its policies of land redistribution. President Carter shakes hands with General Torrijos of Panama after signing the Panama Canal Treaty.He had reached the rank of lieutenant colonel by 1966 and in 1968 he and Major...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=86817


Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 24
ISBN-13: 978-1-158-56853-6
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-158-56853-3
Barcode: 9781158568536

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