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How the United States Built and Then Took Down Manuel Noriega.

Journalist John Dinges (pronounced DING-gess, with a hard G in the second syllable). Dinges' new book, "Our Man in Panama," traces the history of Manuel Noriega's relationship with the United States, from his recruitment by the CIA in the 60s to his fate in the wake of the U. S. invasion of Panama. Dinges has covered Central and South America for many years. Currently he's a foreign editor for National Public Radio. ("Our Man in Panama" is published by Random House).

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Other segments from the episode on March 8, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 8, 1990: Interview with John Dinges; Commentary on the Five Keys; Interview with Peter Riegert; Review of the film "Joe Versus the Volcano."

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