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17 March 2009

Associated Press

BANGKOK, Thailand — The wife of a Russian businessman accused of conspiring to sell weapons to Colombian Marxist rebels said Tuesday that the only trip the couple had ever taken to Latin America was to learn the tango. Alla Bout was testifying at an extradition hearing for Viktor Bout, a former Soviet air force officer dubbed "The Merchant of Death" who is reputed to have been one of the world's most prolific arms dealers. Bout, 42, was arrested in Bangkok in March... (

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