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military commander

Manuel Noriega, Panamanian former military commander. Noriega's government was overthrown by United States military forces during December 1989 invasion. He was captured on January 3, 1990. Noriega was tried and convicted of drug trafficking, racketeering, and money laundering, after being extradited to the United States, and sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Background

Noriega, Manuel was born on February 11, 1938 in Panama City, Republic of Panama. Son of Ricaurter Tomas Noriega and Maria Feliz Moreno.

Education

Certified laboratory technician, Hospital Nacional, Republic of Panama. Certified honoris causa, Escuela Militar de Chorrillos, Republic of Panama, 1984.

Career

Cartographer engineer International Geodesic Service, Panama City, 1962. Subordinate-Lieutenant Guardia Nacional, 1963-1969, chief combat units, 1969-1970, chief military zone Chiriqui, Republic of Panama, 1970, member joint chiefs of staff Panama City, 1970-1981, chief joint chiefs of staff, 1982-1983. Chief Commander, general Panamanian Armed Forces, 1983—1989.

President Interpol International Conference, 1974. Honorary instructor School Americans, 1981. Lecturer Harvard University, 1985.

Achievements

  • Noriega's government was overthrown by United States military forces during December 1989 invasion. He was captured on January 3, 1990. Noriega was tried and convicted of drug trafficking, racketeering, and money laundering, after being extradited to the United States, and sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Membership

Active Folkloric Ensemble. Member Military Engineer Society (honorary degree 1980, Peruvian Military Engineer Foundation, Military Engineer Association, Bolivarian Society, Judo Society Panama.

Connections

Married Felicidad Sieiro. Children: Lorena, Sandra, Thays.

father:
Ricaurter Tomas Noriega

mother:
Maria Feliz Moreno

spouse:
Felicidad Sieiro

children:
Thays Noriega

Lorena Noriega

Sandra Noriega