Made in the USA
How did Manuel Noriega, the CIA's most important agent in Central America, become the US administration's most wanted criminal? Why did 22,000 US troops invade Panama, to arrest a man who had been a staunch ally of the US? Was his involvement in the drug trade the real reason for General Noriega's downfall? Panama: Made in the USA explores the unanswered questions behind the invasion of December 1989 and looks at the turbulent history of US-Panamanian relations, in particular the bitter struggle for control of the Panama Canal. It analyses the economic and geo-strategic importance of a country literally created by and for the US government. Looking at Panama since the invasion, the authors explore the challenge facing the US-installed Endara government as rebuilds a country shattered by invasion and US sanctions.
|Prelims - Panama (Title Page, Copyright Information, Contents, Map, Panama in Brief, Acronyms, Principle Political Parties and Groupings, Chronology, Charter of the Organization of American States, Statement of Understanding appended to the Panama Canal Treaty)
John Weeks is Professor of International Politics and Economics at Middlebury College, Vermont. He has written widely on debt, development and politics in Latin America,
Phil Gunson is a freelance journalist, former editor of the Financial Times' Latin Markets