Tagged: Panama

Eric Arturo Valle - Figurehead President

February 26, 1988 – A Turbulent 18 Hours In Panama.

February 26, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 26, 1988 – Characterized as a turbulent 18 hours in Panama, figurehead President Eric Arturo del Valle stunned the country by firing General Manuel Noriega who was his political godfather. The ploy didn’t work, as...

Coal Miners on Strike - 1978

February 21, 1978 – Nationwide Coal Strike And Shuttle-Style Negotiations

February 21, 1978 – The World Tonight – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – February 21, 1978 – Another strike, another shutdown. This time, the Coal Miners. Beginning in December of 1977 and with seemingly no end in sight, President Carter went to Capitol Hill and met with Congressional leaders in...

Manuel Noriega of Panama

July 3, 1987 – A Day Crammed With Dissent – Panama, Haiti, South Korea.

July 3, 1987 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 3, 1987 – thirty years ago today. Dissidence all over the world, it seemed. From Panama, riots and demonstrations both for and against Panamanian strongman/ruler Manuel Noriega were continuing with not much let-up in sight....

Grabbing At Unemployment – April 28, 1958

Grabbing At Unemployment – April 28, 1958

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Mutual – Cedric Foster News – April 28, 1958 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection The news was about Recession and Unemployment and what Capitol Hill was going to do about it, this April 28th in 1958. The...

‘The Yankees Are Invading Panama! The Yankees Are Invading Panama!’ – December 19-20, 1989

‘The Yankees Are Invading Panama! The Yankees Are Invading Panama!’ – December 19-20, 1989

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio – News and bulletins – December 19, 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection If you happened to be around on this day, 25 years ago, no doubt you saw and heard an endless barrage of...

Is This Trip Necessary? March 17, 1988

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio News – The World Tonight – March 17, 1988 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection This St. Patrick’s Day in 1988 was greeted with news of another military incursion in Central America – this time it was Honduras with 3,500...

The Wrecking Ball And The Walnut – December 26, 1989

Click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS Radio Hourly News – December 26, 1989 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Even though it was the day after Christmas in 1989, the world was still up to its old tricks; upheavals, invasions and intrigues. Starting with the rather overwhelming...

January 9, 1964 – Big Trouble In Little Panama – Martyr’s Day Riots In The Panama Canal Zone

Become a Patron! On this day in 1964, tensions were running very high between the people of Panama and the United States. The issue was over the Canal and sovereignty of the Canal Zone and the riots that ensued. After Panama gained independence from Colombia in 1903, with the assistance...