Panama's ex-dictator Noriega 'critical' after brain surgery

Panama's ex-dictator Noriega 'critical' after brain surgeryPanama’s former military dictator Manuel Noriega is in a “critical” condition after undergoing surgery on Tuesday to remove a benign brain tumor, the 83-year-old’s family and lawyer said. Frail and frequently ill from a variety of ailments, Noriega was released from El Renacer prison on the banks of the Panama Canal into home detention in January to prepare for Tuesday’s operation, which had been delayed since February.



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