In 1988, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, who came to power in a bloody coup in 1973, decided to hold a national referendum — a simple yes or no vote — on whether he should extend his rule by eight years. It was supposed to be an exercise in ... Japan Times, 2 weeks ago
With an economy smaller than Myanmar's and the population of Connecticut, Uruguay is easy to overlook. Jose Pepe Mujica set out to change all that, and all it took was a bit of smoke. Elected president in 2009, the former Marxist guerrilla 's ...Bloomberg View, 2 weeks ago
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