The Nation: We Have Two Ways to Go

Soon after canal negotiators reached agreement last week, Panama's strongman, Brigadier General Omar Torrijos Herrera, lunched at his Pacific Coast hideaway known as Farallon (meaning "small rocky island in the sea ") with TIME Correspondent Jerry Hannifin. Following a meal of sancocho (Panama's national soup) and hot chili sauce, Torrijos offered the following comments:

On the forthcoming U.S. treaty debate I know that President Carter now has a difficult mission, but I am also confident that the moral force of what is right will prevail. When your people are informed of the truth, they will come to know the injustice that was...

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