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Stories with subject: Coups d'etat
  • Guinea ex-coup leader won't run in election 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 2:17 pm

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - The lawyer of Guinea's former coup leader says the ex-strongman will not be able to take part in next month's presidential election after he was barred from returning to the country.

  • 248 ex-lawmakers not banned for bid to change Thai charter 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 10:10 am

    BANGKOK - Thailand's legislature voted Friday against impeaching 248 members of the previous Parliament, sparing them a ban from politics for trying to amend the constitution.

  • Bouterse inaugurated for 2nd term as Suriname's president story has photos
    Updated: Aug-12-15 5:23 pm

    PARAMARIBO, Suriname - Former coup leader and convicted drug trafficker Desi Bouterse was inaugurated Wednesday for a second consecutive term leading Suriname as the democratically elected president.

  • Reviled and feared former Chilean spy chief dies at age 86 story has photos
    Updated: Aug-07-15 11:05 pm

    SANTIAGO, Chile - Gen. Manuel Contreras, who headed the feared spy agency that kidnapped, tortured and killed thousands during Chile's military dictatorship, died late Friday at a military hospital while serving a combined sentence of more than 500 years for crimes against humanity. He was 86.