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Noriega, former CIA agent who got on wrong side of the US

Noriega, former CIA agent who got on wrong side of the USThe late Manuel Antonio Noriega’s public persona was extinguished nearly three decades ago, when the United States toppled him in an invasion that spoke volumes about Cold War tensions at the time. Noriega’s ignominious ouster by US troops in December 1989 was a dramatic fall from power for a man who had risen through the ranks of Panama’s military while working for the CIA, to become de facto ruler of a country that hosts the strategic Panama Canal. The ex-strongman was captured and imprisoned in the United States, France and later Panama under a variety of charges, ranging from drug trafficking, money laundering and forced disappearances.



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Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83PANAMA CITY (AP) — Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, a onetime U.S. ally who was ousted as Panama's dictator by an American invasion in 1989, died late Monday at age 83.



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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dead at 83

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dead at 83Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, a onetime U.S. ally who was ousted by an American invasion in 1989, died on May 29, 2017, at age 83.



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Panama's Noriega: CIA spy turned drug-running dictator

Panama's Noriega: CIA spy turned drug-running dictatorBy Elida Moreno PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega was for years a useful tool of the United States, until President George H.W. Bush lost patience with his brutal, drug-running rule and sent nearly 28,000 troops to invade the country and oust him. Noriega, whose death at the age of 83 was announced late on Monday, was captured by U.S. forces in January 1990, two weeks after the massive invasion. With the knowledge of U.S. officials, Noriega formed “the hemisphere’s first narcokleptocracy,” a U.S. Senate subcommittee report said, calling him “the best example in recent U.S. foreign policy of how a foreign leader is able to manipulate the United States to the detriment of our own interests.” After his capture, Noriega tried to turn the tables on the United States, saying it had worked hand in glove with him.



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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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