Monday, December 11, 2006

Out they go

I told you it wasn’t a good year for dictators.

Back in August, news arrived that former Paraguayan strongman Alfredo Stroessner had died in exile in Brasilia at age 93. He ruled Paraguay for 35 years until being deposed in a military coup in 1989.

Now comes news that Augusto Pinochet has died at age 91.

Pinochet, who ruled Chile between 1973 and 1990, was a diabetic who had been in frail health for years.He underwent bypass surgery after suffering a heart attack on 3 December.

Meanwhile, in Havana …


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