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Africa,United Nations

9 March 2008

Chicago Tribune

JOHANNESBURG — Africans have an extraordinary reason to celebrate this week. True, for untold thousands of their war dead, the news comes too late. But this is a rare occasion, a bittersweet coda, to remember them by: Victor Bout is finally behind bars. Most people have never heard of Bout. That's the way he has always liked it. Bout, Butt, Boutov, Budd or Bulakin — the paunchy and mustachioed Russian former intelligence officer accused by Interpol of assembling... (

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