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Omar Torrijos

Omar TorrijosAKA Omar Efraín Torrijos Herrera

Born: 13-Feb-1929
Birthplace: Santiago, Veraguas, Panama
Died: 1-Aug-1981
Cause of death: Accident - Airplane [1]
Remains: Buried, Fort Amador US Army Base, Fort Amador, Panama

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State

Nationality: Panama
Executive summary: Dictator of Panama, 1968-81

Military service: Panamanian Army (1952-81)


[1] Manuel Noriega claims to have documents demonstrating that Torrijos' death was an American assassination. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2004) by John Perkins claims that an American-provided bomb was the cause of the airplane crash.

Son: Martín Torrijos (President of Panama, b. 18-Jul-1963)

    University: Military Academy, San Salvador
    University: School of the Americas


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