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Panama's Ex-Strongman Sues Over 'Call Of Duty' Video Game

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Panama's Ex-Strongman Sues Over 'Call Of Duty' Video Game

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Panama's Ex-Strongman Sues Over 'Call Of Duty' Video Game

Panama's Ex-Strongman Sues Over 'Call Of Duty' Video Game

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Manuel Noriega accuses the makers of the game of profiting from his likeness and harming his reputation.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Panama's most famous dictator is suing the makers of "Call of Duty." In the video game "Black Ops 2," Manuel Noriega is a character who works with and turns against the CIA.

(SOUNDBITE OF VIDEO GAME, "BLACK OPS 2")

UNIDENTIFIED ACTOR: (As Manuel Noriega) (Spanish spoken).

MONTAGNE: Noriega accuses the makers of profiting from his likeness and harming his reputation - nevermind that he is currently serving a prison sentence for murder. Its MORNING EDITION.

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