The Castros: the dynasty that is a dictatorship
The Guardian UK looks at the great dynasties of the world, including the Castro monarchy, which it concludes is a dictatorship:
Great dynasties of the world: The Castros
Ian Sansom on a family that's a dictatorship, not merely a dynasty
Fidel Castro and his family have ruled an entire country for more than 50 years. One approaches such an achievement, of course, with a sense of one's own limitations. One dare not be patronising. Nonetheless, as Castro himself is often fond of saying, Hay problemas, hay contradicciones (There are problems, there are contradictions). An Amnesty International report on Cuba, in March 2011, states that "The Cuban authorities are continuing to stifle freedom of expression on the island ... Hundreds of pro-democracy activists have suffered harassment, intimidation and arbitrary arrest ... as the Cuban government employs new tactics to stamp out dissent." The Castros are no mere family dynasty. They are a family dictatorship.