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Remembering Argentina's 1976 coup

Tens of thousands of Argentines marched in Buenos Aires on Thursday (24 March) to mark the 40th anniversary of the coup that overthrew Isabel Peron

Tens of thousands of Argentines marched in Buenos Aires on Thursday (24 March) to mark the 40th anniversary of the coup that overthrew Isabel Peron

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Tajik parliament paves way to life presidency for Imomali Rakhmon

Over 20 years after he was first elected president, Imomali Rakhmon has tightened his grip on power in Tajikistan. Parliament has approved

Over 20 years after he was first elected president, Imomali Rakhmon has tightened his grip on power in Tajikistan. Parliament has approved

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Jean Asselborn fires warning to Poland

Jean Asselborn Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister has fired a warning to Poland’s ruling conservative Law and Justice party against going down the path of

Jean Asselborn Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister has fired a warning to Poland’s ruling conservative Law and Justice party against going down the path of

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Chile: celebrations as former head of hated secret police dies

There have been celebrations on the streets at news of the death of one of the most hated men in Chile. Manuel Contreras headed the South American

There have been celebrations on the streets at news of the death of one of the most hated men in Chile. Manuel Contreras headed the South American

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Chile: Pinochet's former intelligence chief Manuel Contreras dies

The former head of Chile’s secret police during the country’s military dictatorship has died, aged 86. Manuel Contreras was unrepentant for human

The former head of Chile’s secret police during the country’s military dictatorship has died, aged 86. Manuel Contreras was unrepentant for human

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Mussolini's underground bunkers open to the public in Rome

A network of underground bunkers, previously used by former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, has opened to the public in Rome. Work started on

A network of underground bunkers, previously used by former Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, has opened to the public in Rome. Work started on

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Former Pinochet aide is arrested in Santiago

A former aide of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet has been arrested. Cristian Labbe , a retired colonel who later became mayor of Santiago has

A former aide of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet has been arrested. Cristian Labbe , a retired colonel who later became mayor of Santiago has

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Young American sentenced to six-years hard labour in North Korea

A North Korean court has sentenced an American national to six-years hard labour for “hostile acts” against Pyongyang. Matthew Miller, was arrested

A North Korean court has sentenced an American national to six-years hard labour for “hostile acts” against Pyongyang. Matthew Miller, was arrested

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Portugal's Carnation hope overpowered by austerity bitterness

Forty years after the Carnation Revolution freed Portugal from dictatorship, many Portuguese are in a different sort of straight jacket today

Forty years after the Carnation Revolution freed Portugal from dictatorship, many Portuguese are in a different sort of straight jacket today

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Saadi Gaddafi tells people of Libya he is sorry

The son of former Libya leader Muammar Gaddafi has apologised to the country’s people for his past actions. Saadi Gaddafi has been in a Tripoli

The son of former Libya leader Muammar Gaddafi has apologised to the country’s people for his past actions. Saadi Gaddafi has been in a Tripoli

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Myanmar: on the road to democracy?

After half of century of military dictatorship, is Myanmar really on the road to democracy? The country, also known as Burma, has started opening

After half of century of military dictatorship, is Myanmar really on the road to democracy? The country, also known as Burma, has started opening

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Tito's widow dies

Jovanka Broz, the woman who spent three decades as Yugoslavia’s First Lady, but more recently holed up in a crumbling house in isolation and near

Jovanka Broz, the woman who spent three decades as Yugoslavia’s First Lady, but more recently holed up in a crumbling house in isolation and near

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Fresh Madrid protests over Franco-era crimes

Dozens of campaigners have gathered in central Madrid, calling for justice for family members who were victims of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco’s

Dozens of campaigners have gathered in central Madrid, calling for justice for family members who were victims of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco’s

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Chile marks anniversary of military coup

Clashes broke out in Chile early on Wednesday on the 40th anniversary of the country’s military coup. In the capital, Santiago, riot police fired

Clashes broke out in Chile early on Wednesday on the 40th anniversary of the country’s military coup. In the capital, Santiago, riot police fired

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Dead or 'disappeared' Chilean students symbolically graduate

The University of Santiago has symbolically graduated 39 Chilean students who were killed or disappeared at the start of country’s military

The University of Santiago has symbolically graduated 39 Chilean students who were killed or disappeared at the start of country’s military

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Argentina: 'Dirty War' dictator dies in prison

The former dictator who led Argentina during its bloodiest period, Jorge Rafael Videla has died in prison aged 87. Videla was jailed in 2010 for

The former dictator who led Argentina during its bloodiest period, Jorge Rafael Videla has died in prison aged 87. Videla was jailed in 2010 for

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Guatemala court finds former dictator guilty of genocide

Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt has been found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. He’s been sentenced to 80 years in

Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt has been found guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity. He’s been sentenced to 80 years in

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Vatican denies accusations of silence during dictatorship

Only a few days in office and the Vatican has felt the need to issue a firm rebuttal of accusations against Pope Francis stemming from the time of

Only a few days in office and the Vatican has felt the need to issue a firm rebuttal of accusations against Pope Francis stemming from the time of

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Pilots accused of Argentina 'death flights' go on trial

The trial has begun in Buenos Aires for 68 people accused of kidnappings, torture and murder during Argentina’s military dictatorship.   The

The trial has begun in Buenos Aires for 68 people accused of kidnappings, torture and murder during Argentina’s military dictatorship.   The

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Graffiti springs up on walls of Myanmar cities

Graffiti was unimaginable under Myanmar’s military dictators. But while contention remains over whether the work is street art or vandalism

Graffiti was unimaginable under Myanmar’s military dictators. But while contention remains over whether the work is street art or vandalism

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Journalists 'fined' over Belarus teddy bear stunt

The Belarus authorities have reportedly fined two journalists over last month’s pro-democracy stunt which saw teddy bears airdropped into the

The Belarus authorities have reportedly fined two journalists over last month’s pro-democracy stunt which saw teddy bears airdropped into the

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Belarus: Teddy bear drop claims Swedish victim

Sweden’s ambassador to Belarus was in for a big surprise – but it wasn’t a teddy bear’s picnic. In the wake of a pro-democracy teddy drop from a

Sweden’s ambassador to Belarus was in for a big surprise – but it wasn’t a teddy bear’s picnic. In the wake of a pro-democracy teddy drop from a