Military government and popular participation in Panama the Torrijos regime, 1968-75 by George Priestley

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  • Torrijos Herrera, Omar, 1926- -- Political and social views.,
  • Political participation -- Panama -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Military government -- Panama -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Panama -- Politics and government -- 1946-1981.

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StatementGeorge Priestley.
SeriesWestview special studies on Latin America and the Caribbean
LC ClassificationsF1567 .P74 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 166 p. ;
Number of Pages166
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3022918M
ISBN 100813370450
LC Control Number85003168

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