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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83 - National Catholic Reporter

Panama City — With a tweet, the president of Panama announced the May 29 death of Manuel Noriega, a former U.S. ally who later became an enemy and dictator of the Central American nation. Noriega was 83. Noriega's death closes "a chapter of our ...and more »

Ex-Panamanian dictator Noriega, ousted in US invasion, dies at 83 - Reuters

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who spied for the United States before his drug trafficking and brutality triggered a U.S. invasion to oust him in 1989, has died aged 83. FILE PHOTO: Panama's former dictator Manuel ...and more »

How the US military used Guns N' Roses to make a dictator give up - Minnesota Public Radio News

The U.S. military invaded Panama in hot pursuit of the country's dictator, Manuel Noriega, in December 1989. As he rapidly ran out of options, Noriega took refuge at the Vatican Embassy in Panama City. In deference to diplomatic protocol, U.S. forces ...and more »

“Just Cause” and Its Aftermath - Jacobin magazine

With the death of Manuel Noriega, we look back at the bloody 1989 invasion of Panama and the imperial wars that it helped justify. An American soldier, on a US Army M113, in Panama during Operation Just Cause on December 21, 1989. J. Elliot / US ...and more »

Noriega Death Brings Reminders of His Treachery - Liberty Nation (blog)

Murderer, drug trafficker, dictator, and at one time in history, a U.S. ally, Manuel A. Noriega died on Tuesday at the age of 83 in Panama. An employee of Santo Tomás Hospital in Panama City intimated that Noriega had been in failing health for years.and more »

Outgoing Saratoga mayor urges new form of government - The Daily Gazette

Mayor Joanne Yepsen urged voters on Tuesday to adopt a new charter that would change the city's form of government. In making the case for adopting a council-manager form during a press conference hosted by the city's Charter Review Commission, ...and more »

Manuel Noriega, 1934-2017 - Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Manuel Noriega died over the weekend, and therein lie many tales. The ancient Latin bromide de mortuis nihil nisi bonum must be stretched to discuss Noriega, who until his capture and jailing by the United States did a great deal of harm as Panama's ...and more »

'Judgment Day': Rock's Role in Manuel Noriega's Surrender to US Forces - NBCNews.com

Less than a week after the U.S. invaded Panama in 1989, the country's brutal dictator, was cornered. On Christmas Eve, troops surrounded the Vatican Embassy in Panama, where General Manuel Noriega had sought refuge. Inside, intense diplomatic ...and more »

The best thing Manuel Noriega ever did for Panama was to lose power - Washington Post

Eric Farnsworth is vice president of the Americas Society/Council of the Americas. From 1990 to 1993, he served in the State Department as desk officer for Panama. On Dec. 20, 1989, President George H.W. Bush sent 27,000 troops to Panama to topple the ...and more »

Panama dictator Manuel Noriega, ousted in US invasion, dies at 83 - AOL

PANAMA CITY, May 30 (Reuters) - Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who spied for the United States before his drug trafficking and brutality triggered a U.S. invasion to oust him in 1989, has died aged 83. President Juan Carlos Varela ...and more »