- According to CNN and The Associated Press, Noriega, once a United States ally, was removed from power after U.S. forces invaded the country in 1989. Two years later, he was convicted on drug charges and served a 17-year sentence. He also was convicted of money laundering in France and murdering political opponents in Panama.
- Noriega's death "closes a chapter in our history; his daughters and his relatives deserve to bury him in peace," Panama's president, Juan Carlos Varela, tweeted in Spanish early Tuesday, according to The New York Times.
- Noriega leaves behind wife Felicidad and three daughters, the AP reported.
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Reports: Manuel Noriega, former Panamanian dictator, dead at 83