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June 9, 1991 | Associated Press
Deposed Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega will have to wait to be baptized under the rites of the Southern Baptist Convention, a prison official said. The warden at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where Noriega has been in custody for more than a year, said no baptism will take place until Noriega's drug-smuggling trial ends in Miami federal court. Noriega had wanted to be baptized by full-body immersion, most likely the small pond within the walls of the prison's compound.
July 17, 1994
After reading "Putting Us Back on the Path to Virtue" (June 23), I nominate William Bennett for a Pulitzer Prize in hypocrisy. This man was part of the Reagan-Bush mob that gave us such social atrocities as Wall Street bandit Ivan Boesky with his "greed is good" mantra; Charles Keating and other S&L gangsters; Pentagon hacks who OKd $400 toilet seats; the Panama "incursion" that killed hundreds of innocent people just to get former CIA sweetheart Manuel...
November 6, 2009
Manuel Solis Ex-president of Panama Manuel Solis, 91, who served as president of Panama during Manuel Noriega's military regime, died of respiratory failure Friday at his home in Panama City, said Mitchell Doens, the secretary general of the Democratic Revolutionary Party to which Solis belonged. Solis served as education minister during the military regime dominated by Noriega and then was named acting president in February 1988 after President Eric Arturo Del Valle was fired.
Federal prosecutors must turn over to Gen. Manuel A. Noriega's defense lawyers any classified documents that show the former Panamanian ruler often met with Fidel Castro at the behest of the U.S. government, a federal judge ruled in a decision made public Friday.
December 29, 1989 | From Associated Press
An Israeli who served as a top adviser to deposed Panamanian leader Manuel A. Noriega reportedly led a famous bungled mission as chief of special operations for Israel's spy agency. The mission set out to catch the Palestinians who carried out the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics but wound up killing a Moroccan-born waiter in Norway in a case of mistaken identity.
December 11, 2011 | By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
Manuel Noriega, the onetime military dictator of Panama who also moonlighted as a CIA spy and successful drug-trafficking money launderer, was flown home Sunday after two decades in U.S. and French prisons and faced yet more jail time in Panama. Noriega, 77, was extradited from France, where he was convicted of laundering several million dollars through Paris real estate, and placed under heavy guard on a flight to Panama City. Television footage from a Panama airport Sunday evening showed a stooped man covered in a hooded parka arriving and being loaded onto a wheelchair for transport to the Renacer ("Rebirth")
April 12, 1990
Yes, Jeane Kirkpatrick, no one is certain of the extent of ANC popularity and, yes, the ANC has many more similarities to the outlawed Palestine Liberation Organization than with Lech Walesa's Solidarity. Kirkpatrick once again has shown that her American WASP, defenders-of-democracy ideology is alive and well. For nearly a decade U.S. foreign policy has been created by insensitive Ivy League prima donnas, who are so far out of touch with the world that our presidents have no recourse but to adopt a "wait and see" approach to every political crisis that surfaces.
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