Manuel Noriega

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Manuel Noriega
Personal Life
Date & Place of Birth February 11, 1938
Panama City
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Education Chorrillos Military School
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Dictatorial Career
Country Panama
Military Service n/a
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Date of Dictatorship 1983-1989
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Manuel Antonio Noriega (born February 11, 1934) is the former Panamanian general and the military dictator of Panama, serving from 1983-1989. Ad the US found that Noriega had contacts with drug dealers, George H.W. Bush started an intervention to overthrow Noriega. After this Noriega was arrested in a prison in Miami. He was sentenced for 60 years in prison for Corruption and murdering of political opponents.[1] At the time of his removal from power, as many as 93% of Panama's citizens supported American military action. He took refuge in the Vatican embassy. The US military played loud rock music to get him to leave. During an unspecified AC/DC song, Noriega surrendered. As of 2014, he remains in prison.

References

  1. http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/06/04/panama-requests-extradition-ex-dictator-manuel-noriega-france-face-murder/
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