Manuel Noriega appears to have lost his bid to return to Panama rather than be extradicted to France. Noriega, 73, has served 15 years in the United States and U.S. allies are concerned about his return to Panama where he remains popular. The interest of France seems a bit suspicious and opportunistic in that context. The legal basis for the invasion remains a consuming debate among academics and this extradition will fuel concerns that the law is being used to prevent his return to power.
For the story, click here