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Noriega in Court to Fight France Extradition

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega appeared Thursday in federal court, fighting France's request to extradite him to face money laundering charges there.

Noriega was convicted of U.S. drug trafficking charges in 1992 in Miami. But he's due to be released in September.

Thursday's court appearance was his first public appearance in more than a decade.

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As NPR's Miami correspondent, Greg Allen reports on the diverse issues and developments tied to the Southeast. He covers everything from breaking news to economic and political stories to arts and environmental stories. He moved into this role in 2006, after four years as NPR's Midwest correspondent.
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