Maybe your dad was a workaholic. Maybe your dad was an alcoholic. Maybe your dad was never around at all. But hey, at least he’s not a dictator. Father’s Day can be a tough time for the kids of difficult fathers, but it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. At the end of the day, you have one blessing on your side: Your daddy isn’t Abdala Bucaram.
While the progeny of many a dictator enjoy a standard of living far higher than their future citizens, they also have the propensity to inherit the blame for their father’s misdeeds. And in the tumultuous world of dictatorial politics, that can turn very bad, very quickly. In honor of Father’s Day, VICE took a look at some of the most infamous dictatorial father-son duos of recent history.
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