Manuel Noriega, Panama's former ruler, has died aged 83, the country's President, Juan Carlos Varela, announced on Twitter.

Noriega was the military ruler of Panama from 1983 to 1989, when he was removed from power by the United States during its invasion of the country.

Noriega was held in a medically induced coma after suffering brain haemorrhaging in March. The haemorrhage occurred after Noriega underwent surgery to have a tumour removed from his brain.

Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports.

Latin America, Panama, Politics