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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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001116335333 Jay Cooke

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001116335333 Jay Cooke

    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.

  • Anonymous

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

  • SF2K01

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

  • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com SoulArbiter

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

  • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com/ SoulArbiter

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

  • KxBk6U

    Bush bought land in Argentina and Paraguay… just in case

  • KxBk6U

    Bush bought land in Argentina and Paraguay… just in case

  • Anonymous

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

  • cosmicserpent

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

    • SF2K01

      Nope, just his clones.

    • Reality

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

  • Anonymous

    Nope, just his clones.

  • Reality

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

  • Mr. Coffee

    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!

  • Mr. Coffee

    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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