Michael Manley

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Person.png Michael Manley  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(Politician)
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Born1924-12-10
Saint Andrew Parish, Jamaica
Died1997-03-06 (Age 72)
Kingston, Jamaica
NationalityJamaica
Alma materLondon School of Economics
ReligionRoman Catholic
PartyPeople's National Party
Lost 1980 election after CIA campaign to destabilize Jamaica and unseat him

Employment.png Prime Minister of Jamaica

In office
2 March 1972 - 1 November 1980

Employment.png Prime Minister of Jamaica

In office
10 February 1989 - 30 March 1992

Employment.png Jamaica/Leader of the Opposition Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
1969 - 2 March 1972

Employment.png Jamaica/Leader of the Opposition Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
1 November 1980 - 10 February 1989

Michael Manley was the 4th Prime Minister of Jamaica who lost re-election in 1980 in a large CIA-directed regime change operation.

He was a populist.

The regime changed involved smuggling in large amounts of guns to create street violence. One of the opposition gangs also started the Eventide Home fire which killed 153 elderly women. Firemen who tried to extinguish fires were shot at, making their job impossible.

Some of the opposition leaders later went on to become parts of the CIA-Cocaine-Contra operation.


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