TITLE

A Dictator Dispatched

AUTHOR(S)
Dehghanpisheh, Babak; Dickey, Christopher; Elkin, Mike; Fahmy, Mandi
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Newsweek (Pacific Edition);1/31/2011 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 157 Issue 5, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article describes the rise and fall of the regime of Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Ben Ali was the country's intelligence chief in the 1980s and he built close relations to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He staged a coup against former President Habib Bourguiba in 1987 and has ruled since his departure in 2011. It is noted that Ben Ali and members of his family lived a luxurious life, which prompted citizens to oust Ben Ali through popular protests.
ACCESSION #
58744962

 

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