The 28th anniversary of the bloody U.S. invasion to Panama was remembered Wednesday with a protocol action in the Garden of Peace, where personalities laid flowers to more than five thousand civilian victims.
The Panamanian Vice President and Foreign Minister, Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado and the Panamanian Security Minister, Alexis Bethancourt, led the official commemoration.
Press reports remind that thousands of Panamanians lost their lives killed during the bombing of the capital that began at 00:46h local time.
During the aforementioned time the seismograph of the Institute of Geosciences of the University of Panama, reported about 70 very severe explosions, which supported the landing of more than 20,000 U.S. soldiers, stated the website insurgente.org.
For 13 hours the United States Air Force with F117-A Stealth aircraft launched no less than 2 bombs of nearly 4,000 pounds during every minute against humble neighborhoods, according to the same source.
The events took place under the pretext of the then US president, George Bush, to overthrow the then Panamanian president, Manuel Antonio Noriega, for ‘collaborating with international drug trafficking’ and who belonged to the payroll of the Central Intelligence Agency, CIA.