Manuel Antonio Noriega


A police officer touches tiles with the name 'Noriega', at the... News PhotoAnimal Behavior,Contemplation,Decisions,Dengue Fever - Fever,Following,Former,Horizontal,Identity,Manuel Antonio Noriega,Mosquito,Police Force,Politics,Prisoner,Residential Building,Tile,TouchingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2014 AFPA police officer touches tiles with the name 'Noriega', at the residence of Panama's former dictador Manuel Antonio Noriega, currently imprisoned in Panama, in Panama City, as it is being demolished on January 9, 2014 following a decision by the Health Ministry for considering it a breeding site of the Aedes mosquito that transmits dengue. Noriega, 79, who was extradited from France in 2011, is serving three 20-year prison terms for the disappearance of opposition activists during his years in power (1983-89). The former dictator has been petitioning to be placed under house arrest since 2012, arguing that his ailing health warrants it. Noriega was toppled from power in a US invasion in 1989, and spent nearly two decades in prison in the United States and France on drug charges. AFP PHOTO/ Rodrigo ARANGUA (Photo credit should read RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images)