Manuel Noriega, Panamanian dictator, Died at 83


Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno was born on February 11, 1934 and died on May 29, 2017.

He was a Panamanian politician and military officer.

Noriega was military dictator of Panama from 1983 to 1989, when he was removed from power by the United States during the invasion of Panama.

During 1988, he was indicted by the United States on drug trafficking charges in Miami, Florida.

At the time of the 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama, Noriega was removed from power, captured, detained as a prisoner of war, and flown to the United States.

He was tried on eight counts of drug trafficking, racketeering, and money laundering in April 1992.

On September 16, 1992, Noriega was sentenced to 40 years in prison, which was later reduced to 30 years.

Noriega returned to Panama on December 11, 2011.

He died at Hospital Santo Tomas in Panama City, two months after brain surgery.

Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno passed away at 83 years old.