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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Former Panama dictator, Manuel Noriega dies at 83

Manuel Noriega, the former Panamanian notorious dictator known as 'CIA's man in Panama who spied for the United State before his drug trafficking ties led to his ouster in 1989 in what was then the largest American military action since the Vietnam War, has died, at the age of 83.

President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama announced Mr. Noriega’s death on Twitter early Tuesday morning.

Mr. Varela’s post read, “The death of Manuel A. Noriega closes a chapter in our history; his daughters and his relatives deserve to bury him in peace.”

According to a  government official who spoke on condition of anonymity said that Mr. Noriega who had been put into an induced coma in March after undergoing brain surgery died around 11 p.m. Monday at Santo Tom├ís Hospital in Panama City.

Noriega ruled Panama from 1983 to 1989, spying for the CIA before the US invaded in his repressive regime in 1989, ending a drug-trafficking career that associated him with the Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar.


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Anonymous said...

Oh! Rick Ross made me heard about this guy in his Hustlin song; Whoelse remembers this line '...I know Pablo,Noriega, the real Noriega, he owe me a hundred favours!...' Good music.. RIP

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