Articles on Dictatorship

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US President Donald Trump and African dictator Idi Amin - different, but the same. EPA and Reuters

Idi Amin and Donald Trump - strong men with unlikely parallels

Some may say it's far fetched to compare a 1970s African dictator with the President of the United States. But the similarities between Idi Amin and Donald Trump are quite startling.
Rally against Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Venezuela has lost its democratic facade

Rather than an outright coup, Venezuela's government has slowly eroded its democratic institutions and processes, until now.
EPA/Shawn Thew

Is Trump a dictator in the making?

Ranting narcissists with no patience for detail have terrorised and suppressed their people the world over. Is a new one about to join their ranks?
The faces of 21 people tried for involvement in kidnapping, torture and murder at a dictatorship-era detention centre. Reuters/Enrique Marcarian

The heated human rights debate facing Argentina’s new president

Argentina's right-wing press wants an end to "revenge" for crimes committed under the old dictatorship. But revenge and justice aren't the same thing.

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