The Morning Line

The odds on leaders likely to fall next

Corazon Aquino, the Philippines

Even money. Do seven failed tries deserve another? No. But with the economy in shambles, the coups keep coming.

Hun Sen, Cambodia

3 to 1. With the Chinese, Vietnamese and Thais all squabbling over Cambodia, the country is rapidly going to Pol Pot.

Fidel Castro, Cuba

7 to 2. Whipping up resentment about the U.S.'s TV Marti broadcasts won't feed his people if Moscow's $10 million-a-day subsidy wanes.

Mobutu Sese Seko, Zaire

7 to 2. Finally balking at reports of his $3 billion fortune and palatial residences in several countries, the World Bank wants to cut aid,...

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