Washington World Group
Washington World Group (previously "Van Kloberg & Associates") was a Washington, DC, public relations firm headed by Edward J. von Kloberg III. Many of the firm's clients were notorious tyrants who eventually met with violent death at the hands of their countrymen.
- Idi Amin, Uganda, died in exile
- Desi Bouterse, Suriname
- Nicolae Ceausescu, Romania, executed by firing squad
- Samuel Doe, Liberia, executed
- Saddam Hussein, Iraq, imprisoned.
- Laurent-Desire Kabila, Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire), successor to Mobutu, also deceased
- Mobutu Sese Soko, Zaire, deceased
- Juvenal Habyarimana, SLORC, the military junta of Myanmar (also known as Burma), fired Van Kloberg & Associates
Other countries represented
- Foundation for the Development of Guatemala (FUNDESA), which calls itself a "foundation sponsored by the Guatemala private sector" but is more accurately described as a group of conservative Guatemalan businessmen who work closely with their government.
Van Kloberg and Associates Limited
1129 20th Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
- Talking Points Memo: van Kloberg Associates Zaire Program, 1991. See also TPM's commentaries on Van Kloberg's "business of placing phony letters to the editor and OpEds in newspapers," a practice which Joshua Micah Marshall says is "pretty common."
- Richard Leiby, "Fall of the House Of von Kloberg", Washington Post, July 31, 2005.