Hugo Chavez visits Africa

A small windup radio, tuned to the BBC Africa, on most Malawi evenings, brings Marissa and I the days news from around the world. Before moving to Africa I worried about loosing touch with Latin America and my travels there. Little did I know that the BBC Africa would provide us better coverage of Latin American news and events that I could have ever hoped for. (Yes, BBC Africa has far better coverage of Latin American news than any of the mainstream English news outlets in America – I regularly receive updates on all of Latin America... more than just the border crazies).

Last week the BBC Africa discussed Hugo Chavez, the current President of Venezuela, and his recent visit to Africa.