Manuel Noriega -Panama-

By : Hannah Koehler

Essential Question

How did Manuel Noriega have an impact on America and what did he do?

Biography

- February 11, 1934

- Was given up for adoption at age 5

- 1962 he got his engineering degree

- Went into National Guard

- Got into drug dealing and smuggling

- Manuel is sent to jail for 40 years, and had to pay $44 million to the Panama Government

- Manuel and wife are then both sent to jail and have to pay $33 million fine

- Manuel is then told to be sent back to Panama after to serve four years in jail for murder



Video

Noriega Capture News Footage

Video Information

0-.54 seconds: Talks about what Manuel did

.54-1:36 Seconds: Manuels surrender to the U.S.

1:36-2:01 Seconds: Protests in Panama

2:01-2:14 Seconds: U.S tries to capture Manuel

End Video at 2 minutes 30 seconds

Creative Piece: Letter about Manuel Noriega

People would describe Manuel as a murderer, drug dealer, and someone who just can not stay out of trouble. I would say that all of these descriptions are truthful about him. Manuel Noriega started getting involved into drug smuggling when he joined The Central Intelligence Agency as a operative. The United States knew he was drug smuggling and told him to stop and step down from power but he refused. This lead to many struggles for the United States and Panama. Manuel was then caught by the United States and sent to 40 years in prison and having to pay $44 million to the Panama Government. After this Manuel was also sent to jail with his wife for 10 years and a $33 million dollar fine. Manuel also was charged with murder and sent to jail. Manuel is meant to be staying the rest of his life in jail for what he has done against the United States and Panama. Manuel Noriega was not seen as a good guy, and many people did not trust him.

Works Cited

  • " Manuel Noriega Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com ."Famous Biographies & TV Shows - Biography.com . N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Mar. 2013. <http://www.biography.com/people/manuel-noriega-37714>.
  • "ABC-CLIO." eBooks. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Mar. 2013. <ebooks.abc-clio.com/reader.aspx?isbn=9781576074503&id=NARR.887&q=Manuel%20Noriega>.
  • " Manuel Noriega Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com ."Famous Biographies & TV Shows - Biography.com . N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Mar. 2013. <http://www.biography.com/people/manuel-noriega-37714>.
  • Noriega Capture News Footage. Dir. GlobalTubeTruth YouTube. Perf. News Casr. YouTube, 4. Film.