US invasion of Panama

On 20 December 1989 more than 20,000 US soldiers descended on Panama.

General Manuel Noriega - the country's leader - sought refuge with the Papal Ambassador.

Witness hears from a young man drafted in to help communicate with the US troops.

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Mon 20 Dec 2010 11:50 GMT

Cuban History Collection

Fidel Castro and Nikita Khrushchev, Credit: OFF/AFP/Getty Images

Stories from Cuba's recent history and its difficult relationship with the US

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