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Op-Ed: Trump — We are seeing a true autocrat or dictator in action

The president of the United States last week publicly predicted without evidence that the 2020 presidential election would be "the most corrupt election in the history of our country."

Op-Ed: With a 'dictator' in power, no one with alternative views is safe

Donald Trump's aggressive attacks on a White House official who testified about his concerns over Trump's communications with Ukraine in the impeachment inquiry set off a furious backlash on Tuesday, and hateful remarks by Donald Jr. on Wednesday.

Op-Ed: NOAA statement helps Trump tighten his grip on power

The NOAA statement - from an anonymous spokesperson too cowardly to put a signature to it - defending our small-minded leader's petty pronouncement that Hurricane Dorian threatened Alabama is just another indication of where this country is headed.

From dictator to detainee: Noriega's turbulent past

Panama - The late Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who rose to power while working for the CIA, ruled ruthlessly 1983-1989 and was ousted by a US military invasion.

Noriega, former CIA agent who got on wrong side of the US

Panama - The late Manuel Antonio Noriega's public persona was extinguished nearly three decades ago, when the United States toppled him in an invasion that spoke volumes about Cold War tensions at the time.

Nicki Minaj's concert for dictator alarms human rights group

Rapper, Nicki Minaj has alarmed human rights activists by agreeing to perform at a holiday party in Angola for the communications company Unitel on Saturday.

Entire police force in S.C. town quits in protest of mayor

North - A dispute with the newly-elected mayor has spurred the police chief and the officers in this town to quit, leaving this small Orangeburg County town with no police force. Police Chief Mark Fallaw handed in his letter of resignation on Nov. 17.

Human rights lawyers demand arrest of 4 ex-Franco officials

Buenos Aires - Victims of torture during the brutal reign of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco are hoping they will finally see justice, as an Argentinian judge has issued arrest warrants for four former Franco officials.

Review: 'No' depicts TV advertising winning 1988 Chilean referendum Special

Leave it to a fictionalized period drama to celebrate advertising's potential to change the world. “No”, set during the 1988 Chilean plebiscite to vote Augusto Pinochet out of power, turns history into a feel-good dramedy about a mass-media triumph.

Dictator opens Wadiyan embassy in Sydney with Virgin Guards Special

Sydney - His munificent majesty, Admiral General Aladeen has seen fit to bestow a temporary Wadiyan Embassy on the city of Sydney.

Op-Ed: For Hosni Mubarak, a time for reckoning

"Be careful what you wish for," the saying goes. When prosecutors ordered the death penalty for former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak for complicity in killing over 800 protesters, would he find out it was a prediction he made long ago?

Bodies of former Romanian dictator Ceausescu and wife exhumed Special

Shot by a firing squad for "crimes against the state," Romanian president Nicolae Ceausescu and wife Elena were later buried in a military cemetery in Bucharest, but the bodies have been exhumed for verification.

Stalin monument dismantled in dictator's home town

Tbilisi - Georgian authorities have torn down two statues of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, one of them in his hometown of Gori. They removed the Gori monument overnight, out of concern about pro-Stalin sentiment.

Last Argentine dictator sentenced to prison for 25 years

Buenos Aires - Argentina's last dictator between 1976 and 1983 has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for committing human rights abuses during his military rule.

Argentina Dictator goes on trial

Argentina's last dictator Reynaldo Bignone and five of his generals will begin trial for their human rights crimes on Tuesday more than 25 years ago.

Is a military intervention being planned to overthrow Mugabe?

Ex- president Frederick de Klerk of South Africa urged military action to remove Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe from power yesterday. It has also just become known that Mugabe's top military commander was injured in an assassination attempt.

Op-Ed: Trouble Brewing for Hugo Chavez in Venezuela?

In a brilliant FrontPage article by Gustavo Coronel, who served in the Venezuelan Congress before its dissolving by Chavez and is now a declared enemy of the state, Mr. Coronel analyzes some startling developments in Venezuela vis-a-vis Hugo Chavez.

Is Putin Russia's Next Dictator?

The Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t anywhere near as funny as his predecessor Boris Yeltsin, yet his actions are far more outrageous. His dictatorial streak is in dire need of assessing.

Protests Tuesday Over Chavez Steps to Become Dictator

Hundreds protest in the streets of Venezuela over Chavez measures to increase his power. . .

Hugo Chavez Becoming a Dictator

The National Assembly of Venezuela initially approves law to let President Hugo Chavez enact laws by decree for 1 1/2 years.

US Dictatorship In Action

Not wasting any time the White House tells Court it lacks power in detainee cases

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Philippine President Ferdinard E. Marcos with Secretary of State  George Shultz  in Washington in Se...
Philippine President Ferdinard E. Marcos with Secretary of State, George Shultz, in Washington in September 1982. Marcos' administration was marred by massive authoritarian corruption, despotism, nepotism, political repression, and human rights violations.
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Tony Blair  former British prime minister is widely criticized for offering Libyan dictator Muammar ...
Tony Blair, former British prime minister is widely criticized for offering Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi "the hand of friendship." Blair first visited Libya in 2004, and was instrumental in transforming a pariah state into an ally and helping BP to seal a big energy deal with Gaddafi's regime.
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A photo op with a dictator at G8 Summit in L Aquila in July  2009. From left to right is Silvio Berl...
A photo op with a dictator at G8 Summit in L'Aquila in July, 2009. From left to right is Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy, Nicolas Sarkozy, President of the French Republic, Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation, Barack Obama, President of the United States, Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations and Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi.
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