A film about the true reasons for the 1989 US invasion of Panama and big media complicity in these activities.

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Herself - Narrator (voice)
Abraham Alvarez ...
English Voice-over (voice)
Carlos Cantú ...
English Voice-over (voice) (as Carlos Cantu)
Diviana Ingravallo ...
English Voice-over (voice)
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English Voice-over (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashton Bancroft ...
Himself - President: Refugee Committee
Manuel Becker ...
Himself - Panamanian Cameraman
Larry Birns ...
Himself - Council on Hemispheric Affairs
Esmeralda Brown ...
Herself - UN Methodist Office
Humberto Brown ...
Himself - Former Panamanian Diplomat
Eugene Carroll ...
Himself - Center for Defense Information (as Rear Admiral Eugene Carroll)
Julio Cesar Guerra ...
Himself - Panamanian Photojournalist
Ramsey Clark ...
Himself
Jeff Cohen ...
Himself - Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting
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This documentary details the case that the 1989 invasion of Panama by the US was motivated not by the need to protect American soldiers, restore democracy or even capture Noriega. It was to force Panama to submit the will of the United States after Noriega had exhausted his usefulness. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Exposing The Cover Up!


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31 July 1992 (USA)  »

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The Panama Deception: Exposing the Cover Up!  »

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$309,596 (USA)
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Charles Rangel: You would think from the video clips that we have seen, that this whole thing was just a Mardi Gras, that the people in Panama were just jumping up and down with glee.
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Bomba de Navidad
Written by Louie Ramirez
Performed by Ismael Rivera
Courtesy of VEV Publishing-Sonido, Inc.
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Superior to and a forebear of Fahrenheit 9/11.
18 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not to say that Farenheit 9/11 was bad as it was indeed a quality film, but if you saw and enjoyed, the 2004 blockbuster documentary (or just want to watch a great and enlightening film), then I would strongly recommend The Panama Deception. Firstly, from watching The Panama Deception, I realized that Fahrenheit 9/11 was not as groundbreaking as it may have first seemed as the former questioned and dissected the official version of a US foreign war 12 years before the latter was released. And The Panama Deception further supersedes Fahrenheit 9/11 in exposing Corporate Media's role in propagating White House lies. Although Fahrenheit 9/11 also does the above, The Panama Deceptions' presentation of big media is far more truthfully eerie, having the effect of showcasing the sham of selling of a illegitimate war to the American public. If you want to learn more about the history of the Bushes (as Bush 41 was pres. during the invasion of Panama) lying to the American people, then check out The Panama Deception.


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