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Tuesday, February 19 2019 @ 05:20 PM UTC

32 Years Have Passed After Omar Torrijo's Physical Disappearance

History & ReferenceToday, members of the Democratic Revolutionary Party commemorate 32 years of the physical disappearance of the former Commander Omar Torrijos Herrera.

The activity began at 7:00 a.m. with a pilgrimage to the mausoleum Omar Torrijos Herrera, located at the Causeway.

The former President of the Republic, Martin Torrijos, said Omar Torrijos's life is an exemplary life, full of dignity for all Panamanians.

Two days ago a statue of the Commander Omar Torrijos Herrera was unveiled in Coclesito, Cocle.

Torrijos was born in Santiago, Veraguas on February 13, 1929, and died when his plane crashed at Cerro Marta, in Cocle on July 31, 1981. He was an officer from the Panamanian army, and together with Boris Martinez he was one of the ringleaders of the coup of 1968, and leader of the country from 1969-1981. (Panama America)

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