Where In The World Do Exiled Leaders Flee?

France (where your neighbors don’t care about your personal vices), sunny Mexico, and despot-friendly Saudi Arabia are top destinations for fallen leaders on the lam. The most notable ex-dictator to live out their days in the United States was Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines, who along with his cronies was given safe haven in Hawaii by Ronald Reagan. Created by GOOD Magazine, click through for full map and details:

With Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak now deposed and Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi struggling to hold on to his own seat, we wonder where former exiled leaders slip away to after being ousted.

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16 Comments on "Where In The World Do Exiled Leaders Flee?"

  1. Manuel Zelaya is not a “dictator” who “fled” to the Dominican Republic so much as he was a “democratically elected leader” who was “kidnapped in his pajamas,” flown to the DR, and left there by a military coup.

  2. Manuel Zelaya is not a “dictator” who “fled” to the Dominican Republic so much as he was a “democratically elected leader” who was “kidnapped in his pajamas,” flown to the DR, and left there by a military coup.

  3. Anonymous | Jun 20, 2011 at 8:43 pm |

    So… All over the place? It doesn’t look like they pick any location that’s a haven for exiled leaders.

  4. So… All over the place? It doesn’t look like they pick any location that’s a haven for exiled leaders.

  5. Apparently, for these guys, the other side of the world will do.

  6. Apparently, for these guys, the other side of the world will do.

  7. Bush bought land in Argentina and Paraguay… just in case

  8. Bush bought land in Argentina and Paraguay… just in case

  9. Anonymous | Jun 21, 2011 at 3:40 am |

    I’ve been curious lately…does anybody else think Hitler escaped to South America with the rest of his cronies?

  10. cosmicserpent | Jun 20, 2011 at 11:40 pm |

    I’ve been curious lately…does anybody else think Hitler escaped to South America with the rest of his cronies?

  11. Anonymous | Jun 21, 2011 at 11:11 am |

    Nope, just his clones.

  12. No.  He is merely a man.  Not a mystical creature.

  13. Mr. Coffee | Jun 22, 2011 at 10:32 pm |

    I appreciate the neutral tone taken, since Napoleon and Trotsky were not particularly villainous. Extreme, but justified. Lenin was more ambiguous, since it is well known the Tsarist regime was harboring hostile aliens who’s ship malfunctioned and crashed in what less informed people call “The Tunguska Event.” Besides, Lenin had Princess Anastasia shot, and she was the subject of a Disney movie!

  14. Mr. Coffee | Jun 22, 2011 at 6:32 pm |

    I appreciate the neutral tone taken, since Napoleon and Trotsky were not particularly villainous. Extreme, but justified. Lenin was more ambiguous, since it is well known the Tsarist regime was harboring hostile aliens who’s ship malfunctioned and crashed in what less informed people call “The Tunguska Event.” Besides, Lenin had Princess Anastasia shot, and she was the subject of a Disney movie!

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