Manuel Noriega, a life in pictures
The former dictator of Panama Manuel Antonio Noriega died Monday night at the age of 83 at the Santo Tomas hospital in Panama City. Noriega ruled the country between 1983 and 1989 before being overthrown by an American invasion.
Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega waves to newsmen after a state council meeting, at the presidential palace in Panama City.
This January 1990, file photo shows deposed Panamanian Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega, who was serving a 40-year sentence in Miami for drug trafficking.
In this Oct. 5, 1989 file photo, Gen. Manuel Noriega holds a rifle bearing his name, given to him by a supporter during a pro-government rally, in Santiago, Panama.
Panamanian strongman Gen. Manuel Noriega in a Nov. 8, 1989 file photo.
Miss USA, Christy Fichtner, and Miss Panama, Gilda Garcia Lopez, salute while flanking General Noriega in Panama City on July 5, 1986.
Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega walks with supporters in the Chorrilo neighborhood on May 2, 1989.
Noriega watches as U.S. Drug Enforcement Agents place chains around his waist aboard a C-130 transport plane on Jan. 4, 1990.
Panama's former strongman Manuel Noriega transported in a wheelchair inside El Renacer prison.
Panama's former dictator Manuel Noriega upon his arrival at El Renacer prison.
Home of former dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega in Panama City being demolished by a government worker.