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Former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega dead at 83

PANAMA CITY: Panama's former dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega, who died in Panama City late on Monday, was physically diminished after decades of imprisonment for crimes committed during his 1983-1989 rule. Noriega, 83, passed away in the Panama City public Santo Tomas hospital where he had been recovering from early March surgery to remove a brain tumor, and a subsequent operation to clean up cerebral bleeding. The announcement of his death was made by government communications secretary Manuel Dominguez. "Mr. Noriega…