From the Publisher: May 22 1989

Covering the bloody eruption in Panama's streets last week, Central America bureau chief John Moody had a powerful sense of deja vu. He had spent ten weeks in Panama last year reporting on the riots that accompanied the Reagan Administration's efforts to bring down the country's dictator, General Manuel Antonio Noriega. On both occasions, Moody felt a shiver of physical danger. Last year Moody was chased by several of Noriega's riot police, called the Dobermans. "When they finally cornered me, I figured my time had come," he recalls. "I was more than a bit surprised when the head man pulled up...

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