Manuel Noriega

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Person.png Manuel Noriega  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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For a year or two, Noriega was enemy image number 1
BornManuel Antonio Noriega Moreno
11 February 1934
Panama City, Republic of Panama
Alma materChorrillos Military School, School of the Americas
ReligionRoman Catholicism
SpouseFelicidad Sieiro de Noriega

Employment.png Maximum Leader of National Liberation

In office
December 15, 1983 - December 20, 1989

Employment.png Military Leader of Panama

In office
August 12, 1983 - December 20, 1989

“[Manuel Noriega] allied himself with the Medellin Cartel, his country serving as an important transit point for cocaine towards the United States. The Reagan administration worked with Noriega in support of the Nicaraguan contras, but by 1989 the dictator was growing out of control and had become such a liability to the United States, that George H. W. Bush ordered an invasion of Panama to capture Noriega. During his trial in the early 1990s, numerous witnesses/drug traffickers accused Noriega of drug trafficking, along with ties to George H. W. Bush, Colonel Oliver North and other CIA Contra figures.[1] As the torture-murder of Hugo Spadafora in particular revealed, Noriega also was an extreme human rights violator who, similarly to the drug cartels and the CIA, had no problem torturing his enemies to death.[2]
Joël van der Reijden (August 27, 2016)  [3]

“I’ve got Bush by the balls”
Manuel Noriega (1988)  [4]