When Noriega worked for Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC), he helped write the Helms-Burton law.
Days later, Noriega fled to the Vatican embassy in Panama City.
On July 2, Noriega appeared on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer to argue the legitimacy of the new Honduran regime.
Noriega officially registered his firm, Visions America, as representing a Honduran business group only in mid-July.
Tapo and Simi were rancherias on the present Noriega rancho of Simi.
Generals Noriega and Perez were afterward attached to the command.
Puebla, after the departure of the French troops from the country, was left in the hands of General Noriega.