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New Panamanian president sworn in

PANAMA CITY, Panama, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Panama's new President Martin Torrijos Wednesday assumed the reins of a nation engaged in a three-way diplomatic spat, not to mention a flagging economy.

New Panamanian president sworn in

PANAMA CITY, Panama, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Panama's new president, Martin Torrijos, assumed office Wednesday to lead a nation engaged in a three-way diplomatic spat and suffering a flagging economy.

Powell heads to Panama

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell plans a series of meetings with Latin American leaders during this week's visit to Panama.

Panama elects new president

PANAMA CITY, Panama, May 3 (UPI) -- Panamanians have elected the son of a former dictator as the country's new president, local news sources reported Monday.

Familiar name wins in Panama

PANAMA CITY, Panama, May 2 (UPI) -- The 40-year-old son of a former Panamania dictator easily won the presidency of the country Sunday, apparently by a 17-percentage point margin.

Feature: Panama on aggressive trade agenda

SINGAPORE, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Although a small country with a GDP of $12.3 billion, Panama is planning a very strong and aggressive trade agenda over the coming year. The country will soon s
SONIA KOLESNIKOV-JESSOP, UPI Business Correspondent
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Omar Efraín 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. Torrijos never held elected office in Panama, and was never president. He did hold several other titles however, including "Maximum Leader of the Panamanian Revolution" and "Supreme Chief of Government" (el supremo supremo). Although he was considered as 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 Treaties that eventually gave Panama full sovereignty over the Panama Canal, at noon on December 31, 1999.

His son, Martín Torrijos, won the presidential election on May 2, 2004 and took office on September 1, 2004.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Omar Torrijos."
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