A blast from the past: Manuel Noriega has died

2017-05-30_0411 NoriegaHonestly, I would have thought he had died years ago. I’ll never forget how he was forced out of the Vatican mission in Panama City, with the clergy refusing to hand him over. So U.S. troops blasted the music of Van Halen outside the mission in a successful effort to force his surrender (very appropriate considering one of VH’s greatest songs is titled ‘Panama.’) Now, if it was only Sammy Hagar-era VH the troops were playing that would have driven me to the brink of insanity as well … http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-16966007

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