Between 1975 and 1979, Pol Pot's rule of terror killed an estimated 1.7 million people - nearly a quarter of the population - through execution, torture, starvation and disease in labour camps.
Alfredo Astiz, known as the "Angel of Death" has been jailed for life for torture and murder during Argentina's military dictatorship
All the main pillars of Robert Mugabe's decades-long rule now either oppose him or have deserted him
Who are the tourists venturing into the world's most secretive country, and why do they choose to forgo sun and sand in favour of unchartered territory?
Neighbouring countries reject Venezuela's new all-powerful assembly calling it a "dictatorship"
Some €4.2 million in cash and assets were held over an inquiry into budget embezzelement
Nicmer Evans, one of Venezuela's most famous dissidents, said Maduro would boost his votes
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has died at the age of 83 following brain surgery this year.
Noriega, who ruled Panama from 1983 to 1989
Tens of thousands protested in Buenos Aires against a Supreme Court ruling that could have led to the early release from jail of those convicted of human rights abuses during the military…
Under pressure from the street, Congress stopped a ruling from applying to dictatorship-era human rights offenders.
Twenty-seven years after his death, Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos has been buried at Manila’s prestigious Cemetery of Heroes.
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
Over 20 years after he was first elected president, Imomali Rakhmon has tightened his grip on power in Tajikistan. Parliament has approved
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
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
The former head of Chile’s secret police during the country’s military dictatorship has died, aged 86. Manuel Contreras was unrepentant for human
Robert Conquest, a prominent Anglo-American historian, who documented many aspects of Stalin’s rule, has died aged 98 in California. He wrote poetry
Federico Garcia Lorca, the Spanish playwright and poet who was killed shortly after the start of Spain’s civil war, was executed by the authorities
The national Truth Commission's report says arrests, torture, executions and disappearances were rife during the 1964-85 military dictatorship.
Fresh details have emerged shedding more light on the public absence of North Korea leader Kim Jong-un.
The firebrand dictator, who is in his early
Forty years after the Carnation Revolution freed Portugal from dictatorship, many Portuguese are in a different sort of straight jacket today
After half of century of military dictatorship, is Myanmar really on the road to democracy?
The country, also known as Burma, has started opening
euronews London correspondent Ali Sheikholeslami spoke to Amnesty International’s secretary-general Salil Shetty about groundshifts taking place in