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Manuel Noriega
Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno is a Panamanian politician and soldier. He was military dictator of Panama from 1983 to 1989.The 1989 invasion of Panama by the United States removed him from power; he was captured, detained as a prisoner of war, and flown to the United States. Noriega was tried on eight counts of drug trafficking, racketeering, and money laundering in April 1992...
Timeline of Events
1988
2.5.1988
Manuel Noriega is indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges.
1989
12.20.1989
United States invasion of Panama: The United States sends troops into Panama to overthrow government of Manuel Noriega.
1990
1.3.1990
Former leader of Panama Manuel Noriega surrenders to American forces.
1991
9.16.1991
The trial of the deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega begins in the United States.
1992
4.9.1992
A U.S. Federal Court finds former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of drug and racketeering charges. He is sentenced to 30 years in prison.
7.10.1992
In Miami, Florida, former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is sentenced to 40 years in prison for drug and racketeering violations.