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Dictator of the Month: Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 9:24 PM
This month’s Dictator of the Month award to Islam Karimov is given in honor of Herman Cain’s complete lack of awareness of Uzbekistan and the important controversy regarding President Barack Obama’s decision to lift sanctions against Karimov despi...
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Dictator of the Month: Teodoro Obiang Nguema of Equatorial Guinea

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 6:03 AM
One of the most overlooked nations in the world, Equatorial Guinea popped onto the international scene after large reserves of oil were discovered there in 1995. Between 1968 and 1979, the nation was controlled by a dictator, Francisco Macías Ng...
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Dictator of the Month: Fidel Castro

Thursday, May 19, 2011 6:19 AM
Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba in January 1959, at the age of 31 or 32, and held on until health problems forced him to begin giving up partial control in 2006. He finally retired officially as the leader of the Communist Party of Cuba on Apr...
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Dictator of the Month: King Mswati III of Swaziland

Sunday, April 17, 2011 5:21 PM
“A king is a mouth that does not lie.” -Swazi saying   The next pro-democracy uprising in Africa may take place in Swaziland, the small landlocked nation surrounded by South Africa. There, King Mswati III has ruled for decades, amassing wealt...
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