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Hope for Obiang, but Not Equatorial Guinea

By Alex Gladstein

THE INDEX - July 8, 2010

Lula da Silva met Wednesday with President Rupiah Banda of Zambia, marking the first visit of a Brazilian President to the country.  Zambia is the 26th of Africa’s 53 nations that Lula has visited—six of them on his current (and ninth) trip to the continent, which has centered on Brazil's 

THE INDEX — June 16, 2010

Hugo Chávez, the President of Venezuela, has been transforming the nation’s military from a professional fighting force to an armed militia under the command of the president, according to a senior military strategist and one-time member of the Venezuelan military. Over the past decade, there have been



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