Time Magazine Contents Page

Vol. 135, No. 2 JANUARY 8, 1990

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COVER: In Rumania, an unfinished revolution. In Panama, a diplomatic standoff

American troops and Rumanian tanks share a mission to depose two brutal dictators, but both leave behind the painful task of rebuilding a nation from the wreckage. -- Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena are summarily executed, and a self-appointed National Salvation Front takes charge of the country. But the shape of the new order is far from clear. -- In Timisoara, cradle of the revolution, people ricochet between agony and elation, fear and hope. -- Panama's strongman has fallen, but Manuel Noriega takes refuge in the papal embassy,...