Francisco Rodríguez (President of Panama)
Rodríguez became provisional President of Panama on September 1, 1989 following resignation of Manuel Solís Palma. He stood down on December 20, 1989 following the United States invasion of Panama and the arrest of de facto leader Manuel Antonio Noriega. He was one of a series of Noriega's puppet rulers, nicknamed the "Kleenex presidents" in Panama due to their "disposability". In 1994, he was pardoned by President Guillermo Endara for any crimes committed during the Noriega years.
- Boyd Marciacq, Carmen (February 16, 2007). "Los últimos hombres de Noriega: Francisco ‘Pancho’ Rodríguez". El Siglo (in Spanish).
- Robert C. Harding (2006). The History of Panama. Greenwood Press. p. 100. ISBN 031333322X.
- "Briefs". St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( – via Questia (subscription required)). Reuters. June 7, 1994. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
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September 1989 – December 1989
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