Omar Torrijos

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Person.png Omar Torrijos  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Omar Torrijos 1977.jpg
BornFebruary 13, 1929
Santiago, Panama
Died1981-07-31 (Age 52)
near, Penonomé, Panama
ReligionRoman Catholic
SpouseRaquel Pauzner de Torrijos
Victim ofassassination
PartyDemocratic Revolutionary Party
Leader of Panama who refused to compromise the interests of the Panamanians. Assassinated

Employment.png Military Leader of Panama

In office
October 11, 1968 - July 31, 1981

Omar Torrijos (with Jaime Roldós Aguilera) is named by John Perkins as someone who resisted the threats and bribes of the IMF and the World Bank and insisted on doing what would benefit the citizens of his country, Panama, and who was assassinated by CIA 'jackals' as a result.[1]

He is named by the Encylopaedia Britannica as a "dictator-like leader".[2]


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