Panama's former dictator Manuel Noriega – a life in pictures

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Panama's former dictator Manuel Noriega – a life in pictures

Noriega, a one-time US ally who was ousted by an American invasion in 1989, has died aged 83. Noriega ruled with an iron fist, ordering the deaths of those who opposed him and maintaining a murky relationship with the US. At the apex of his power he wielded great influence outside the country thanks to longstanding relationships with spy agencies around the world

Panama's former dictator Manuel Noriega – a life in pictures
Panama's former dictator Manuel Noriega – a life in pictures
Panama's former dictator Manuel Noriega – a life in pictures
Panama's former dictator Manuel Noriega – a life in pictures
Panama's former dictator Manuel Noriega – a life in pictures
Panama's former dictator Manuel Noriega – a life in pictures
Panama's former dictator Manuel Noriega – a life in pictures
Panama's former dictator Manuel Noriega – a life in pictures
Panama's former dictator Manuel Noriega – a life in pictures
Panama's former dictator Manuel Noriega – a life in pictures
Panama's former dictator Manuel Noriega – a life in pictures
Panama's former dictator Manuel Noriega – a life in pictures

Photo 1Noriega addressing Panamanian troops - Photograph: Sipa Press/Shutterstock

Photo 2Noriega (right) in a meeting with George HW Bush in 1983 - Photograph: Sipa Press/Shutterstock

Photo 3Noriega salutes troops in Panama in 1985 - Photograph: EPA

Photo 4 : Miss USA, Christy Fichtner (left) and Miss Panama, Gilda Garcia López, salute while flanking Noriega in Panama City in 1986 - Photograph: Jim Ellis/AP

Photo 5Noriega shakes the hands of followers at his birthday party in Panama City in 1988 - Photograph : Carlos Schiebeck/AFP/Getty Images

Photo 6Noriega and Manuel Solís Palma, the president of Panama, in 1988 - Photograph: Sipa Press/Shutterstock

Photo 7Noriega enjoys the company of supporters at a social gathering in 1988 - Photograph: Gregory Smith/Corbis via Getty Images

Photo 8Noriega walks with supporters in the Chorrilo neighbourhood, where he dedicated a new housing project, in Panama City in 1989 - Photograph: John Hopper/AP

Photo 9Noriega waves to journalists after a state council meeting at the presidential palace in Panama City in 1989 - Photograph: Matias Recart/AP

Photo 10Noriega at a ceremony commemorating the death of the national hero, Omar Torrijos, in Panama City - Photograph: William Gentile/Corbis via Getty Images

Photo 11Noriega watches as US drug enforcement agents place chains around his waist on board a C-130 transport plane in 1990 - Photograph: AP

Photo 12Noriega in a justice department mugshot released by the US attorney’s office in Miami, after his surrender to US forces - Photograph: Donaldson Collection/Getty Images

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