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# Dictator

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Two more potential Ortega challengers detained in Nicaragua
This is the fourth potential presidential candidate to be arrested ahead of elections this year.
Mussolini's great-grandson signs first pro contract with Lazio
The teenager has already played in the club’s youth side.
Spanish Supreme Court approves exhumation of Franco's remains
The ruling has been hailed as “a great victory for Spanish democracy” by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.
Manuel Noriega, infamous dictator toppled by US army, dies aged 83
Noriega ruled the Central American country of Panama between 1983 and 1989 before being deposed by a US military invasion.
Europe's 'last dictator' re-elected after saying his main rival shouldn't win because she's a woman
Western sanctions in the country, imposed over rights abuse allegations, might soon be lifted.
Lenin, Stalin and 'The Myth of the Beloved Leader'
New exhibition in Russia shows how the two former leaders used the cult of personality to their advantage.
Video: Pakistani lawyer throws shoe at Musharraf in court
The shoe was thrown at the ex-dictator as he walked to a courtroom to extend his bail on charges of conspiracy to murder and sacking judges.
Descendants of Stalin officials bear witness to his 'mission'
Theatrical show in a Moscow human rights’ museum is shedding light on those who imposed the brutal will of the Russian dictator.
Pinochet will leaves everything to his family
The family had requested the document remain private, but investigators are trying to find what happened to around €20 million the dictator had hidden away before he died.
Mugabe says he is "fit as a fiddle" and compares himself to Jesus
The Zimbabwean president, speaking on his 88th birthday, also gave tips on how to live a long life.
Ex-dictator Noriega extradited to Panama to finish sentence
Noriega has been extradited by France to face charges of embezzlement and murder in his home country.
Nando's pulls 'dictator' ads following complaints
The controversial South African ad depicted Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe as ‘the last dictator standing’, and was pulled following protests from his country.
Stalin's daughter who defected to the US dies aged 85
Lana Peters, as she became known, defected to the US in 1967 at the height of Cold War tensions.
North Korea founder's birthday is celebrated - 17 years after his death
Kim Il Sung would have turned 99 today and the “Day of the Sun” remains the country’s most important national holiday.
'Baby Doc' Duvalier arrested by Haitian authorities
Former dictator accused of embezzlement and human rights abuses to be shown the file being brought against him by Haitian prosecutors.
Notorious Haitian dictator returns to "help" country's people
Jean-Claude Duvalier was ousted in revolt in 1986 after he and his father presided over brutal regime reinforced by deadly private militia, the Tonton Macoutes.
The new face of North Korea?
Reports and new pictures of the son – and heir apparent – of Kim Jong-Il suggest he may have had plastic surgery to look more like his grandfather, founder of North Korea
Ex-dictator and dead wife exhumed in Romania
Remains of Romania’s former leader Ceausescu dug up.