Manuel Noriega life
Noriega was born in Panama City
Received most of his education at Military School of Chorrillos
Started off in the Panama National guard in 1967, later became a lieutenant in 1968
He received a promotion to lieutenant colonel and was appointed chief of military intelligence by Omar Torrijos.
Noriega worked with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from the late 1950s until the 1980s
"corrupt dictator heading an efficient narcomilitaristic regime in Panama. He was involved in drug trafficking, arms smuggling, money laundering, and the ruthless oppression of his people."
He played a key role in American efforts to contain the spread of communism in Central America. Historically, Panama was strategically important to the United States because of the Panama Canal.
Dear people of panama,
Dear people of panama,This is your leader Noriega, first of all I would like to apologize for all the mistakes I have made as your leader. In a few hours I will be arrested and taken away and you will never hear from me again. Even though i am leaving i still wanted to say i’m sorry, i had the oppurtunity to so much good in the country but all i did was abuse my power. I would have been able to change most of your lives for the better but instead i focused on bettering my own. I am a selfish and awful person i deserve whatever happens to me. I had the support and protection of the united states which could have helped our country out a lot in many different ways but i lost it. These are my final words before i depart