The Exile Files

Lifestyles of the rich and infamous

Think supreme leaders have it easy? Sure there are perks, but heads of state also face hazards, including revolution, invasion, coup d’etat, and–worst of all–exile. Some end up like ex-Panamanian head honcho Manuel Noriega. The pizza-faced generalissimo spurned Spain’s invitation of sanctuary, and now instead of lunching al fresco on the Costa del Sol, dines in a dank 12-by-10-foot cell at the Miami Metropolitan Correctional Center. Others have fared much better. What follows is a directory of leaders on the lam; after all, it’s nice to know who the new neighbors might be.




Asia and the Middle East