Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noreiga dead at 83
PANAMA CITY — A source close to the family of Manuel Noreiga says the former Panamanian dictator has died at age 83.
The source was not authorized to be quoted by name.
Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela wrote in his Twitter account that “the death of Manuel A. Noriega closes a chapter in our history.”
The one-time U.S. ally was ousted as Panama’s dictator by an American invasion in 1989.
Noriega later served a 17-year drug sentence in the United States.