Nation: Drug Debate: A Bust

But the canal treaties are still in doubt

With high drama, the Senate shut its ;all wooden doors for a secret debate on the latest hurdle facing the Panama Canal treaties: charges linking Mois├ęs Torrijos, the brother of Panama's strongman, General Omar Torrijos, to heroin smuggling in the U.S. Called at the insistence of Kansas Republican Robert Dole and other treaty opponents, the two-day session attracted as many as 70 Senators, practically a mob in Capitol Hill terms. But when the doors reopened at midweek, after 14 hours of testimony and discussion, the great drug drama turned out to be something...

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