Fugitives: Where Next? Chechen?

Where Next? Chechen?

Where is a failed communist to go these days? Ousted East German leader Erich Honecker thought he had found a safe haven in the Soviet Union. But last week Russian President Boris Yeltsin said Honecker, 79, had to leave.

The East German quickly found a friend: Clodomiro Almeyda, the Chilean ambassador to Moscow, who had been given refuge in East Germany following the $ bloody 1973 coup in Chile. Almeyda invited Honecker to stay in his embassy while he asked his government to give Honecker asylum. Then came Santiago's response: no.

The German government has formally requested Honecker's return, but if...

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