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.


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.


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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