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Chapter 15: Mourning in Portugal πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή

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Chapter 15: Mourning in the Portuguese Republic: The Death of Portugal's Popular First Lady

BREAKING NEWS ALERT: PORTUGUESE FIRST LADY CATALINA GONSALVES PASSES AWAY FROM UNDISCLOSED ILLNESS
*Portuguese First Lady had been battling undisclosed illness for three years.
*Flags across Portugal at half-mast.
*Regularly scheduled programming interrupted.


*Sunday, 12 June 1983: Portugueseans woke up to the stunning news as regularly scheduled programming was abruptly interrupted when news stations across the Portuguese Republic confirmed that Portuguese First Lady Catalina Gonsalves, the wife of Portuguese President General Winfield Gonsalves, passed away early Sunday morning at the Belen Palace (Residence of the Portuguese President) surrounded by her family including her husband, President Gonsalves himself.

Palace insiders detailed Mrs. Gonsalves had been battling an undisclosed illness for three years and had recently stopped further medical treatments several months earlier as the secret undisclosed illness had spread throughout her entire body.

STATE FUNERAL OF PORTUGUESE FIRST LADY CATALINA GONSALVES DRAWS THOUSANDS

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Saturday, 25 June 1983: The flag-draped casket of the late Portuguese First Lady Catalina Gonsalves placed on horse-drawn caisson following State Funeral services.

On the morning hours of Friday, June 17th, thousands of mourners lined up the streets of Lisbon to pay their respects to the late Portuguese First Lady Catalina Gonsalves as they filed past her open casket inside the Rotunda of Parliament House. An estimated 3,373,683 had paid their respects during the week of June 17th to 24th.

Among those paying their respects included several foreign dignitaries: Colombian President Lieutenant General Seymour Quintero; US Secretary of State George P. Shultz; Brazilian President Joao Figueredo; British Prime Minister Geoffrey Howe; Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau; French President Francois Mitterrand and countless others.

On the morning of Saturday, June 25th: the State Funeral took place at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos which was aired on nationwide television across Portugal. Among the foreign dignitaries attendance: King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain; US President Ronald Reagan and his wife, US First Lady Nancy Reagan; King Charles III of the United Kingdom; Prince Rainier III of Monaco; French President Francois Mitterrand; Chilean President Captain General Augusto Pinochet; Brazilian President Joao Figueredo; King Baudoiun I and Queen Fabiola of Belgium; Haitian President Jean-Claude Duvalier; Jamaican Prime Minister Edward Seaga; Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and his wife, Philippine First Lady/Vice President Imelda Marcos; Republic of Korea President Chun Doo-hwan and his wife, Republic of Korea First Lady Lee Soon-ja and many countless other foreign dignitaries.

Following the State Funeral festivities, Catalina's flag-draped casket was carried out of the Mostiero dos Jeronimos: where Departure Honors were rendered with playing of the Portuguese National Anthem & the loud 21 Cannon Salute; following the Departure Honors, Catalina's flag-draped casket was placed on a horse-drawn caisson, which was accompanied by 73 limousines containing members of the Gonsalves family and several members of the Portuguese government including high-profile figures of the Portuguese Armed Forces in a long funeral procession through the streets of Lisbon before heavy crowds of mourners with an estimated 6,673,683 in attendance.

Before a small circle of family and friends, Catalina was laid to rest in a private entombment ceremony in the outskirts of Lisbon.
According to insiders, plans are currently underway constructing a very large tomb of the late Portuguese First Lady, which will eventually become her final resting place.

COMING UP IN THE AMERICAN REPUBLIC: Personal PoV's.
 
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Chapter 15: Pop Culture Personal PoV's (Summer 1983)

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NSFW INSTALLMENT DISCLAIMER: The following Personal PoV will be considererd NSFW gruesome and graphic. Viewer discretion is advised!
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......"the Sci-Fi movie called "The Secret Live of the Female Gymnast" was viewed by some observers as very violent, gory, graphic and extremely gruesome considering majority of the scenes had skin-shedding and more skin-shedding. One person who watched the movie, said "I never expected the skin-shedding scene when skinless Molly came out of the weird-looking concrete wall like that, scaring one of the fellow female gymnasts, who tried to run away, but Molly grabbed her from behind and removed her skin as well, but didn't kill her". Siskel and Ebert both watched some scenes of this fictional Sci-Fi movie and both were quite disturbed somewhat, but rated it somewhere between five and six stars total. The R-rated movie is likely going to become one of the first of multiple triology movies of The Secret Live of the Female Gymnast specials going forward."

-Excerpt from The Sci-Fi Special
Summer 1983
 
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Author's note for Chapter 15 😎

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The following installments of Chapter 15:
*Personal PoV's (Summer 1983)
*Pop Culture Personal PoV's
*More details from the fictional Sci-Fi movie "The Secret Life of the Female Gymnast".
*National Personal PoV's (Summer 1983)
*International Personal PoV's (Summer 1983)
*Personal PoV's: National (Summer 1983)
* Personal PoV's: International (Summer 1983)
*Pop Culture Personal PoV's III (Summer 1983)
*Fictional Sci-Fi Personal PoV's (Summer 1983)
*Excerpts/Personal PoV's
*Personal PoV's: Highlights from Miss Universe 1983.
 
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Chapter 15: Embracing the Super Crazy!

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Koppel
9:38 PM EST, Tuesday, June 28, 1983
ABC News Studios
New York City, New York State


Announcer: 'We are interrupting your regular scheduled programming with breaking news.... we go now to ABC News Studios in New York to Ted Koppel......"

Ted Koppel: "This is an ABC News Special Report.... we are interrupting your regularly scheduled programming to bring you news of disturbing developments coming out of Paris, France: where United States Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA) including several others in a bipartisan group of United States Senators during a congressional delegation visit to meeting with French President Francois Mitterrrand discussing the bilateral relationship between the United States and France, was seriously wounded in a violent ambush while he was addressing the US Embassy personnel employees and office staff at the US Embassy Compound in Paris. According to eyewitnesses, Senator Nunn was in the middle of his address to the Embassy personnel when about six shots rang out: striking him twice in the chest and once in the head. I should repeat, that ABC News cannot and will not confirm this unconfirmed report of such detail until more developments are coming in.

There are reports coming in at this hour that a mysterious group called "The Secret Task Force" also used explosives, which blew up parts of downtown Paris including the Eiffel Tower which fell down killing over several bystanders, who tried to run for safety. It appears that France has been hit by terrorists and the casualties have reached over 70,000+ and counting. I want to repeat once again, Senator Sam Nunn of Georgia has been shot by unspecified unknown assailant during a speech at the US Embassy Compound in Paris, France. We are going live to our ABC News correspondent in Paris with more developments."



PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN DELIVERS ADDRESS TO THE NATION ON TERRORIST ATTACK IN THE FRENCH REPUBLIC
11:17 PM EST, Tuesday, June 28, 1983
Oval Office, White House
Washington, DC
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President Reagan: "Good evening my fellow Americans. I am coming onto the air this evening informing the American people of recent disturbing developments that have transpired in France; this morning, in a surprise attack, the so-called Secret Task Force under the direct orders of the Maddog of the Middle East, Lybian dictator General Muammar Gaddafi launched a devastating terrorist attack on the French Republic with violent brute force. They were able to successfully launch multiple terrorist attacks in parts of Paris as well as critical infrastructure within a matter of hours, despite the heroic and fierce resistance of both French and American forces on the ground, who bravely held off the violent onslaught for hours despite sustaining massive casualties in the midst of the chaos.

At this hour, Senator Sam Nunn of Georgia was among those seriously wounded in this despicable attack by the so-called Secret Task Force. We believe that the Lybian attack was supplemented by foreign mercenaries, most likely communist rebels from Colombia and potentially other foreign irregular forces such as Cuba and the Soviet Union as well. This cowardly and unspeakable attack on the French Republic is also a direct attack on the United States. Make no mistake about it. And no attack against allies of the United States will ever be allowed to stand! We along with the other NATO member countries will be there supporting France including standing with President Mitterrand as he leads his nation during tramautic and tragic circumstances; Let there be no mistake, the United States will also defend our defense treaties and overseas assets with aggressive great vigor, and no red pest agitator shall ever be allowed to bully, intimate or attack America and her allies and friends without facing the massive overwhelming fire and fury of the United States Armed Forces. We will always act swiftly and strongly when the peace of our hemisphere is threatened by the forces of tyranny.

I have instructed Defense Secretary Henry Jackson to begin preparing for military retaliation against the Lybian dictatorship and any other foreign actors involved in the violent terrorist attacks on the French Republic. I am giving General Gaddafi an ultimatum------withdraw all of your forces from France immediately within 48 hours. To not do so, will result in the United States initiating military operations against the Lybians at a time of our choosing. Tomorrow, I shall go before a Joint Session of Congress and ask for the authorization needed in initiating proper response to this heinous terrorist attack and unjustifiable act of aggression.

My message to the Maddog of the Middle East tonight is simple; we are not going to listen to any of your demands and twisted lectures on his history. An attack on the French Republic, who is a member of the National Atlantic Treaty Organization, is an attack on all NATO member countries including the United States of America. We will respond with such swift military response and retaliation at a time of our choosing! May God Bless America and may God Bless the United States of America."
 
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Chapter 15: Fallout from the Chaos...

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BREAKING NEWS ALERT: UNITED STATES SENATOR SAM NUNN (D-GA) DEAD AT THE AGE OF 44
*Complications key factor in the Senator's death.
*Georgia Governor
Joe Frank Harris to appoint interim replacement filing out the remainder of Nunn's term as the Peach State's United States Senator.
*Flags flown at half-mast across Georgia and the Nation.

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*Thursday, June 30, 1983: Americans woke up to the shocking news coming out of the American Hospital in Paris, France: where spokesperson from the hospital held a press conference confirming that United States Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA) died from complications from gunshot wounds which he sustained on the 06.28.83 Incident in the Paris terrorist attacks. Nunn was 44 years old. Georgia Governor Joe Frank Harris announced that he will appoint an interim replacement to Nunn's US Senate seat until a special election is held. President Ronald Reagan was notified about Senator Nunn's death and personally phoned Nunn's widow, Colleen Nunn to give his condolences. Members of the Georgia congressional delegation also gave their condolences including Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young and several Georgia statewide officeholders such as Georgia Lieutenant Governor Zell Miller. Flags have been flown half-mast across the entire State of Georgia as Georgians are mourning the loss of their popular Senior United States Senator, who was first elected to the United States Senate in 1972 and was overwhelmingly reelected in 1978 with 83% of the statewide vote. Nunn was seen as one of the staunchest conservative Democrats in the United States Senate during his nearly 11 years in office.

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR THE LATE UNITED STATES SENATOR
SAM NUNN (D-GA) AS AMERICANS BID FAREWELL

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US Armed Forces Honor Guard Personnel prepare to carry Senator Nunn's flag-draped casket up the steps of the US Capitol.

From the morning of July 2nd to 5th, the body of the late United States Senator Sam Nunn (D-GA) laid in repose at the US Captiol Rotunda, where approximately 103,373 people paid their respects to him. US Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker (R-TN) and US Senate Minority Leader Robert Byrd (D-WV) hosted a special service of memory for him. On the afternoon of July 5th, Senator Nunn laid in repose inside the Georgia State Capitol Building Rotunda in downtown Atlanta, Georgia where thousands of Georgians paid their respects to their popular United States Senator who guided the Peach State through the 1970s and early 1980s. Many of the visitors were African Americans, who long supported Nunn for his commitment to civil rights.


On July 8th, funeral services were held at the Glenn Memorial Church on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta. The main speakers were former United States Senator Jimmy Carter (D-GA); Georgia Governor Joe Frank Harris; Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young. Colleen Nunn, the late Senator's wife of 18 years, also spoke a few words to honoring her husband. Several political leaders from all over Georgia including across America and across the world attended the funeral services, as did businesspeople, sports athletic stars, rank-and-file individuals. Many of those attending included bipartisan congressional delegations from the US House of Representatives and United States Senate respectively. Later in the afternoon of July 8th, a small circle of family, friends, congressional colleagues and several Georgia statewide and local elected officeholders were present when Senator Nunn was laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.
 
Chapter 15: Personal PoV's (Summer 1983: I)

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......"after much evaluation and interviewing the candidates considered to succeed the late Senator Sam Nunn. I have concluded that the best person suited to represent Georgians in the United States Senate will be Mrs. Rosalynn Carter.

As First Lady of Georgia, she served on the Governor's Commission to Improve Services for the Mentally and Emotionally Handicapped, where majority of the recommendations were approved and signed into law. She also served as honorary chairperson of the Georgia Special Olympics and volunteered with the Georgia Regional Hospital.

Rosalynn Carter will be an outstanding United States Senator representing Georgians."
-Excerpt from Georgia Governor Joe Frank Harris press conference
14 July 1983
Georgia State Capitol Building
Atlanta, Georgia
 
Chapter 15: Personal PoV's (Summer 1983: II)

Sergeant Foley

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......"The Unknown and Known conflicts with foreign policy hotspots across the globe has intrigued many people for a wide range of reasons. I strongly defend my actions as Secretary of Defense under the Ford administration and will continue doing so long afterwards in later years and decades.

We are in the midpoint of Unknowns as the 1980s will show us there are foreign actors determined to destroy our way of life. So it is incumbent upon us to prevent from happening and show the world the United States of America is the dominant superpower forever!"
-Excerpt from "Unknown and the Knowns" autobiography of former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld
Summer 1983
 
Chapter 15: Peach State Politics

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......"political observers assumed by appointing Jimmy's wife Rosalynn to Nunn's US Senate seat, that the ongoing political problems such as corruption scandals and federal indictments would go away. Harris was obviously mistaken.

The US Justice Department announced more federal indictments against several key administration officials of Governor Harris' administration and things were getting worse as many political rivals pushed for recall petitions to forcing him out of the Governorship altogether.

As petitions were being signed, talks about the Peanut Farmer's political comeback began being bountered about: would he consider returning to the United States Senate in a special election if Rosalynn wouldn't run or would he seek the Governorship for a third time? Other politicians were also watching to see how political jockeying would increase.

I knew that Miller was getting antsy about the possibility of a Carter return to the Governor's Mansion in a potential recall election. And Zell already lost the runoff election in the 1980 Democratic primary for United States Senator when Talmadge defeated him. So Zell needed to tread carefully on where to pick his battles.

Former Governor George Busbee was asked if he would consider running for the United States Senate in a special election. Busbee wouldn't confirm or deny but would at least think about it------based on the assumption Rosalynn wouldn't run for the Senate seat herself.

The Georgia statewide political scene was altered following the 06.28.83 Incident in Paris, France.
-Fallout of the 06.28.83 Incident
Summer 2002
 
Chapter 15: Personal PoV's (Summer 1983: III)

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......"The Democratic Party began having deep, honest, tough, harsh discussions during closed-door meetings on the path forward for the party. Losing four consecutive Presidential elections in a row: 1968, 1972, 1976 and 1980, caused many inside the party to spiral out of control.

Progressives and liberals complained that the party was too accomdating to conservative whites in the South, Midwest and Rocky Mountains. They brought up the fact that Wallace won the 1976 Democratic Party presidential nomination due to a splintered divided field, which caused a 45 State landslide loss.

Moderates and conservatives blasted the liberals and progressives for causing Middle Americans to abandoning the Democratic Party with too much extreme liberal policy proposals and too many big government programs. The moderates and conservatives weren't wrong you know."
-Infighting inside the Democratic Party: Fallout from the Reagan Revolution Landslide 1980
 
Chapter 15: Personal PoV's (Summer 1983: IV)

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......And following months of internal debates inside the Military Junta, it was decided by Bignone personally that incriminating documents and evidence of the infamous Death Squad 601st Battalion be destroyed in order to prevent future governments from finding out what the ugly dark side of the Military Junta was doing in crushing all forms of opposition. The clock is ticking on Bignone and the Military Junta of the Argentine Republic."
-Excerpt from Battle for Democracy in the Argentine Republic.

......"Stroessner was a creep. The authoritarian Paraguayan President had a weird habit of inviting underage young girls into the Presidential Palace in Asuncion including spending time with them at his family ranch and other secluded hideouts. Intelligence reports revealed that Stroessner felt like the Reagan administration was planning on dumping him in favor of someone else, whom could be tolerable. It wasn't a surprise some segments inside the Paraguayan Armed Forces felt something needed to be done in order to putting an end to the Stroessner dictatorship once and for all."
-Dictatorships in the Americas.
 
Chapter 15: Personal PoV's (Summer 1983: V)

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......"Quintero hosted US Vice President George HW Bush in Bogota for bilateral talks on diplomatic relations between the United States and Colombia, which had been slightly chaotic in recent years. Bush set it to him straight and up to the point: Stop supporting Noriega and Castro or risk seeing your government falling to a military coup d'etat.

Intense negotiations regarding military bases hosting American military personnel troops was one of the main topics of discussion. Quintero insisted that the Americans reimburse the Colombian military government and also doubles-down on pushing to having the US Southern Command in Miami hosting Colombian military personnel troops.

Bush brought up the allegations of Colombian communist insurgents and terrorist groups such as FARC committing heinoud attacks across parts of the Americas. Something had to give because economic sanctions began to cripple the Colombian economy very hard."
-Excerpt from The Diplomat with Experience
 
Holiday Special Note!

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AUTHOR'S HOLIDAY NOTE: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday break, I'll be taking a short break and spending time with my wife, kids and family members during Thanksgiving. I'll be back sometime on Monday of next week!

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Chapter 15: Personal PoV's (Summer 1983: VI)

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......And the people loved her. Queen Diana was seen as a rockstar amongst the British people and the entire Commonwealth including the entire world, who saw her as an extra breath of fresh air inside the slimmed-down British Royal Family.

King Charles III worked aggressively hard in slimming down the British Royal Family including cutting out some Royals, who were hostile towards doing the work, or basically putting in the efforts in doing their jobs.

Next on the itinerary: upcoming State Visit to Swaziland for the King and Queen, which was set for the next few months."
-Excerpt from "Slimming Down the Monarchy: King Charles III and Queen Diana making the Monarchy Great Again"
 
Chapter 15: Sci-Fi fictional PoV's (I)

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NSFW INSTALLMENT DISCLAIMER: The following installment will be NSFW gruesome and graphic. Viewer discretion is strongly advised!

......"Jennifer slowly and thoroughly removed her entire human skin from head to toe, revealing her naked, barefoot and also skinless and a yucky alien underneath. It scared Monica, who watched the whole thing from one of those peepholes.

Then Jennifer walked towards a stretcher, where an unconscious Chelsea was laying on her stomach (naked and barefoot). After placing Chelsea on her back, Jennifer used an incision knife and removed Chelsea's entire human skin from head to toe, revealing a skinless yucky naked alien underneath.

Monica was really freaking out because she felt like she wanted to vomit after seeing the grisly reveal of both Jennifer and Chelsea as yucky aliens.

Sensing an opportunity to get out of there, Monica quietly snuck out of the secret hideout and hurriedly ran out of the underground secret tunnel before getting back to her room, in an effort of sleeping things off, forgetting about the entire grisly ordeal.

It didn't last long as Monica noticed something extremely bright shining in her face...... And just like that, Monica mysteriously disappeared and was secrerly abducted into an unknown outer space planet out there........................................................................."
-Excerpt from Sci-Fi movie, "Secret Abductions"
Brazilian Sci-Fi movie
Spring 1983
 
Chapter 15: Personal PoV's (Summer 1983: VII)

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......"After the 1982 Midterms and especially the humiliating defeat in the California US Senate election, political observers and analysts assumed that Brown's political career was over.

They had good reason to think so: Deeply unpopular two-term Democratic Governor of California with dreadful approval ratings for obvious reasons. Chaotic budget shortfall and the massively depleting budget surplus in the final years of the Brown Governorship plus violent crime escalating across the Golden State. It also didn't help Brown immediately campaigned for the Presidency in 1976 which annoyed majority of Californians when he campaigned for the 1976 Democratic Party presidential nomination....only to lose the nomination to Alabama Governor George Corley Wallace, Jr., who went on to get destroyed by Rockefeller in the November general election that year.

Brown's quirky politics drove many inside the California State Legislature completely nuts as well: he was overridden on multiple areas such as education, transportation, agriculture, public safety and the like. Unlike previous California Governors, who glad-handed the Legislature in personal contacts, Brown simply ignored them or only showed up for his State of the State Addresses during his first eight years in Sacramento.

Nobody knows what Brown's next move was going to be once he left the Governorship on January 3, 1983. Many thought he would launch another campaign for the Presidency in 1984 or 1988, but blowing the Senate seat in California doomed those plans. For now, Brown would have to venture into the private sector for awhile in the midpoint of his political career."
-"Governor Moonbeam: Dominance in California Politics"
Excerpt from the autobiography of Edmund Gerald Brown, Jr.,
34th and 39th Governor of California
6 January 1975 to 3 January 1983
3 January 2011 to 7 January 2019
 
Chapter 15: Personal PoV's (Summer 1983: VIII)

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......"Some segments of the Mexican Armed Forces had been secretly plotting on how to depose Robles from the Presidency. They carefully studied the 1955 coup which toppled Peron in the Argentine Republic and analyzed where it was successful including where it went totally wrong.

Segments of the Mexican Army especially the triggered Army Generals had been meeting throughout the Fall of 1982 and began strategizing how to remove Mexico's iconic yet flamboyant three-term President from Los Pinos.

Mexico was still getting hammered with the Economic Recession of 1982 including the Inflation Crisis. Demonstrations had been escalating in parts of the country, which had been violently put down by the 573rd Death Squad Battalion including the Mexican Federal Intelligence Agency, who allegedly used extreme methods in torturing student demonstrators to death.

The ongoing situation had been escalating non-stop 24/7 with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Intelligence reports revealed that Robles' days in Los Pinos were numbered because it wasn't if he was toppled, but it was basically when the Robles administration was getting toppled."
-Excerpt from The Coup in Mexico
 
Chapter 15: Personal PoV's (Summer 1983: IX)

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......"Noriega was becoming a quick pain in the ass upon taking over the Presidency in Panama with that aggressive military coup d'etat. Taking advantage of the political vacuum following the shocking death of Torrijos, Noriega figured out Flores Aguilar wasn't capable of leading the Central American country into the heart of the 80s and beyond. And he knew that the Yankees were distracted, so Noriega decided to exploit the ongoing circumstances by launching a military coup d'etat against Flores Aguilar and becoming President."
-Except from Dictatorships in the Americas
 
Chapter 15: Personal PoV's (Summer 1983: X)

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....."Noriega is bad news. Not just bad news for Panamanians, but also bad news throughout the entire world. By aligning himself with the likes of Castro of Cuba, Ortega of Nicaragua and Gaddafi of Libya, this should alarm the entire world. This so-called independent foreign policy is going to become a complete and utter disaster with major international ramifications."
-Excerpts from exclusive interview with former Panamanian President William Alvarez
TV6
Summer 1983
 
Chapter 15: Personal PoV's (Summer 1983: XI)

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......"Pope Carlos I begins the first of his six-day visit to Thailand as he's in the midst of one of the longest goodwill tours for any traveling Pontiff. After Thailand, Pope Carlos I will be visiting Vietnam, which will be quite historic considering it has been less than eight years following the end of the Vietnam War."
-TV6 Italia
Summer 1983

......"Quintero was very confusing and paranoid to many American diplomats. There was one instance in 1982 when Quintero refused to accept the credentials of the new US Ambassador to Colombia by snubbing him. He kept railing against the Reagan administration's foreign policy doctrine especially the so-called Reagan Doctrine, which he ridiculed as "Uncle Sam meddling into the affairs of the Americas". During the 1982 United Nations General Assembly speech, Quintero called Reagan's policies "downright incompetent, ignorant of the internal affairs of sovereign nations" and accused the Reagan administration of instigating the coup d'etat against Galtieri in the Argentine Republic following the Falkland Islands War of 1982.

Quintero opened the door for other leftist leaders to instigating more headaches for future US Presidents in the coming decades.

Reagan threatened economic sanctions including the possibility of military force against Colombia if Quintero didn't cease & desist. When asked about the Reagan administration's threats, Quintero laughed it off saying "The Cowboy President is a complete buffoon and an embarrassment because his movies were shitty and downright horrible to begin with. Overrated Hollywood actor, shitty Governor of California and crappy President. I call this California Jackass....President Pruneface!"
-Excerpt from Seymour Quintero: Face of the Uppity Leftist Pink Tide in the Americas and the Ramifications
 
Chapter 15: Sports Personal PoV's (Summer 1983: I)

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......"Ever since Dallas lost the 1981 NFC Championship Game to San Francisco, it had been going downhill for Tom Landry and the Dallas Cowboys. Despite making back to the playoffs in 1982, Dallas couldn't get the magic they've had for the 1971 and 1977 Super Bowl Championships.

Something had to give because the trend was heading into the complete wrong direction for Coach Landry."
-Downfall of the 80s Dallas Cowboys
Summer 1983
 

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