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Noriega returns to Panama a largely forgotten man

 


PANAMA CITY, Panama — More than two decades after the U.S. forced him from power, Manuel Noriega returned to Panama on Sunday as a prisoner and, to many of those he once ruled with impunity, an irrelevant man.

Some Panamanians feel hatred for the former strongman and rejected American ally; a few others nostalgia. But as he returned to his native country for the first time since his ouster, it seemed like few people had any strong feelings at all.

AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco

A woman holds a sign that reads in Spanish 'Noriega Murderer' during a demonstration against the return of...



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