The chapter focuses on the 1989 invasion of Panama and replacement of the Noriega government with the presumptive winning candidate of the annulled general election that had been held earlier during that year. The first part of the chapter outlines the events leading up to the intervention and details the actions taken by the Americans. The second part of the chapter attempts to identify the degree to which the desire for democracy was actually at the heart of the American decision to invade. The chapter then evaluates the measures that the Bush administration took to install a new regime in Panama in order to assess whether these actions were actually focused on delivering democracy.
KeywordsPanama Noriega Bush Democracy Intervention USA
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