CRITICA
Critica is a Spanish-language daily and one of Panama's leading newspapers. It was founded in 1958 and is based in Panama City.
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Bertrand Hauger

Manuel 'El Man' Noriega Dead At 83, Front Page From Panama

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Critica, May 30, 2017

"El Man Dies," reads Tuesday's front page of Panamanian daily Critica, reporting the death of former dictator Manuel Noriega in Panama City at age of 83, with one of his many monikers.

Noriega, who died Monday night, was called MAN for the acronym for Manuel Antonio Noriega, although the New York Times points out in its obituary that the nickname that endured among his detractors was "Pineapple Face," owing to the strongman's pockmarked skin.

Noriega became Panama's military dictator in power in 1983 until he was removed from power after the American invasion ordered by President George H.W. Bush in 1989.

As Critica reports, Noriega was extradited to Panama in 2011 after serving more than 20 years in jail in the U.S. and France for drug trafficking and money laundering. He was serving a 60-year prison sentence until a court granted him temporary house arrest earlier this year, for health reasons.