Carlos Bardem
Carlos Bardem Playing Manuel Noriega in Roberto Duran Biopic, ‘Hands of Stone’
By Amaris Castillo | 02/04/2013 - 13:43

Carlos Bardem is in one of the most awaited films of the year, Hands of Stone.

The film, which is said to feature Andy García, Robert DeNiro, Gael García Bernal, Usher and possibly reggaeton singer Tego Calderón, will tell the story of Roberto Dúran, the popular Panamanian boxer and his trainer, Ray Arcel. Bardem, 49, will play Panama's former dictator, Manuel Noriega.

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Manuel Noriega Extradited from US Into French Custody
By Elayne Fluker | 04/27/2010 - 16:24

Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega, 76—who recently completed his US sentence for drug racketeering and money laundering—has been fighting extradition to France since early last year. Reportedly, the former Panamanian president laundered $25 million in cocaine profits through various major French banks and pruchased three lavish Paris apartments using drug money. Now, it seems like the French may finally get their chance to prosecute Noriega.

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Manuel Noriega Completes Prison Term, Awaits Extradition
By Dorkys Ramos | 01/08/2009 - 16:47

Although Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega has completed his U.S. sentence for drug racketeering and money laundering, his trials are far from over.

Now France wants to try him on charges of laundering $25 million in cocaine profits through three major French banks and investing in three lavish Paris apartments with drug cash. But Noriega refuses to go down without a fight.

On January 14, a federal appeals court will hear arguments on Noriega’s claim that as a POW he should be sent back to Panama, 19 years after a U.S. invasion removed him from power.

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