Panama: Former ruler Manuel Noriega passes away

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Panama: Former ruler Manuel Noriega passes away

Manuel Noriega, Panama's former ruler, has died aged 83, Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela announced on Twitter.

Noriega was the military ruler of Panama from 1983 to 1989, when he was removed from power by the United States during the invasion of Panama.

Noriega was held in a medically induced coma after suffering brain hemorrhaging in March. The hemorrhage occurred after Noriega underwent surgery to have a tumour removed from his brain.

Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports.

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