By Jeff Lynn
Noriega propaganda poster
Manuel's letter to Nicolas Barletta
As you might have expected, I have chosen you as my predecessor and I expect you to carry my legacy. In these coming elections of 89', Guillermo Endara is heavily favored over you to win the vote. I will not have my legacy tarnished at the feet of Endara; I will rig the elections in your favor. As the new leader of Panama, you must continue to smuggle drugs into the U.S as well as develop cocaine processing plants. The economy of Panama relies on the drug industry. Aside from the drugs, I will hand to you documents I've gathered from my time in the CIA. The documents are desired by many countries and will serve as great money opportunities, power advantage, and allies. Do not give in to the United States, and do not let political leaders within Panama threaten your reign. Through my six year rule I have caused tens of political leaders to disappear because their constant attempts to overthrow me would not be tolerated; you must do the same. Rule with an iron fist, Carlos. Your reign is a product of my legacy which means you carry double the responsibility. Above all else, you will do as I command and follow my orders. Yes, you will be the official leader, but I will be truly continue to be in charge.
Do not disappoint,