dictator

strongmen

Duterte is "old" and needs “to rest” after killing all those drug suspects

Duterte plans to step down early, two years before his six-year term ends.
David Gilbert
3.1.18
NORTH KOREA

North Korea Threw a Massive Cooking Competition to Celebrate Kim Jong-Il's Birthday

There ain't no party like a brutally authoritarian despot’s birthday party, because a brutally authoritarian despot’s birthday party don’t stop.
Alex Swerdloff
2.10.17
Blackout Series

Blackout: Inside Belarus, Europe's Last Dictatorship

VICE News visits Belarus, the last European dictatorship, where President Lukashenko’s government has engaged in a campaign of censorship to intimidate journalists and suppress independent media.
VICE News
7.5.16
chile

Pinochet Considered Killing His Own Spy Chief to Cover Up 1976 Washington DC Car-Bombing

Documents released this week described the 1976 bombing that assassinated ex Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier as the 'only clear case of state-supported terrorism' to occur in the US capital.
Nicolás Ríos
10.9.15
Photos

France Investigates Syrian Regime For Crimes Against Humanity

The investigation will be centered on 45,000 photographs showing the mutilated bodies of detainees tortured and executed inside Syrian government prisons.
Lucie Aubourg
9.30.15
africa

After 25 Years, Former Chad Dictator Accused of Killing 40,000 Goes on Trial

Former Chad dictator Hissène Habré stands accused of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and torture committed during his brutal eight-year rule.
Pierre Longeray and Pierre-Louis Caron
7.20.15
americas

Former Dictator of Guatemala Ruled Mentally Unfit to Face Retrial for War Crimes

Efrain Rios Montt had already been convicted in 2013 of ordering the brutal slaughter of indigenous Guatemalans in the military's scorched earth counterinsurgency campaigns between 1982 and 1983.
Daniel Hernandez
7.8.15
wild game

Robert Mugabe Wants to Eat a Lion for His Birthday

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe will celebrate his 91st birthday this month in style, blowing out the candles on a feast of two elephants, two buffalo, two sables, five impalas, and a lion worth $120,000 in total.
Munchies Staff
2.18.15
Words

Talking Heads and Dancing Shoes: How Fatboy Slim Brought His Beats to Broadway

The UK rave legend breaks down how an odd encounter with David Byrne led to the creation of a glitzy musical about party girl and shoe-loving Filipino First Lady Imelda Marcos.
David Garber
11.25.14
HAITI

Former Haitian Dictator Jean-Claude 'Baby Doc' Duvalier Dies of Heart Attack

The 63-year-old Duvalier was infamous for presiding over a corrupt and ruthless regime that killed thousands of Haitians.
Liz Fields
10.4.14
NORTH KOREA

Gouting About Town with Kim Jong-un

The North Korean leader is too busy to attend to international affairs because he's on his honeymoon with his beloved emmental.
Azikiwe Mohammed
10.4.14