Ousted Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega Is Dead at 83
Manuel Noriega, the Panamanian dictator who was ousted by a U.S. invasion, had been on the CIA payroll for many years. He spent 17 years in a U.S. prison after being convicted on drug smuggling and racketeering charges. Last year, Noriega was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor and allowed to return to his home to prep for surgery. He died Monday night Hospital Santo Tomás in Panama City, an official with the hospital confirmed to NBC News.