The Panama Deception
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The Panama Deception
Barbra Trent's Oscar-winning documentary takes a harsh look at a black period in 20th-century democracy, the late '80s and early '90s when during "Operation Just Cause," the U.S. invaded Panama, ostensibly to oust dictator and known arms and drug kingpin General Manuel Noriega, whom the U.S. aided for over a decade. Basing her information on eyewitness accounts, Trent alleges that U.S. troops killed up to 4,000 Panamanian men between the ages of 15 and 55, buried them secretly in mass graves, and then reported back home that only 250 civilians died. She also alleges that… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Forceful condemnation of the Reagan-Bush policy in Panama, especially after the 1989 invasion. Relavent message--a total dismissal of the officual story--and timeley release in election year increased the visibility of docu, which won the Oscar Award."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"A sobering look at how Noriega went from the US payroll to jail."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online
"A revelatory documentary"
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
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