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Seeking re-election, Imelda extends Marcos dynasty

Twenty-seven years after a public revolt ousted her dictator husband, Imelda Marcos is the Philippines' ultimate political survivor: She dazzled voters with her bouffant hairstyle, oversized jewelry and big talk on the campaign trial this week bidding to keep her seat in Congress.Full story

Eyes on North Korean calendar as bellicosity boils

  Rachel Maddow points out that timing plays a role in bursts of bluster from North Korea, especially the birthday Kim Il Sung, the country's dictatorial founder.

Guatemala court orders trial of former dictator, rejects appeals

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - A Guatemalan court ordered 86-year-old former dictator Efrain Rios Montt on Monday to face charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, throwing out 13 appeals presented by his defense. Full story

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  Sorry ladies, better luck next dictator

Ezra Klein describes the mystery surrounding a woman seen accompanying North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and new reports that she is his wife, meaning the dictator is no longer on the singles market.

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Activists of Amnesty International protest against the overturned genocide conviction of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt at the Guatemala embassy in Mexico City
Activists of Amnesty International protest against the overturned genocide conviction of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt at the Guatemala embassy in Mexico City

Activists of Amnesty International protest against the overturned genocide conviction of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt at the Guatemala embassy in Mexico City May 28, 2013. Guatemala's highest court overturned a genocide conviction against former dictator Rios Montt and reset his tri

An activist of Amnesty International holds up a placard during a protest against the overturned genocide conviction of former Guatemalan dictator Montt at the Guatemala embassy in Mexico City
An activist of Amnesty International holds up a placard during a protest against the overturned genocide conviction of former Guatemalan dictator Montt at the Guatemala embassy in Mexico City

An activist of Amnesty International holds up a placard during a protest against the overturned genocide conviction of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt at the Guatemala embassy in Mexico City May 28, 2013. Guatemala's highest court overturned a genocide conviction against former dictato

A woman holds a placard and a Guatemalan flag during a protest against the overturn of the genocide conviction of former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt in Mexico City
A woman holds a placard and a Guatemalan flag during a protest against the overturn of the genocide conviction of former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt in Mexico City

A woman holds a placard and a Guatemalan flag during a protest against the overturn of the genocide conviction of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt at the Guatemala embassy in Mexico City May 28, 2013. Guatemala's highest court overturned a genocide conviction against former dictator Rios

A indigenous woman walks past a poster on the streets during a demonstration against the overturn of the genocide conviction of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt in Guatemala City
A indigenous woman walks past a poster on the streets during a demonstration against the overturn of the genocide conviction of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt in Guatemala City

A indigenous woman walks past a poster on the streets during a demonstration against the overturn of the genocide conviction of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt in Guatemala City, May 24, 2013. The trial of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt has likely collapsed after the count