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PANAMA CABINET VOTES TO CUT NORIEGA’S PAY

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The Cabinet voted to cut the pay of Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega and other top officials because of a cash shortage caused in part by U.S. economic sanctions.

A Cabinet resolution passed Tuesday mandates pay cuts of 12.5 percent to 30 percent for Noriega, President Manuel Solis Palma and heads of state-owned companies.The government did not provide the individuals' salaries, but it said they make more than $3,000 a month.

Salaries will return to normal "when public finances allow," a government communique said.