Africa and South America: A new world order confirmed

Several African leaders were on the Island of Margarita in northern Venezuela over the weekend for the second Africa-South America summit. Among them: Muammar Gaddafi (Libya), Jacob Zuma (South Africa) Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe), Abdelaziz Bouteflika (Algeria). The most influential presidents of the continent, according to the Ministry of Communication and Information of Venezuela, met to find a "strategic link" between the two regions as well as solutions to the energy crisis, food security and the financial crisis. "Only united will we be free," announced Hugo Chavez as he opened the summit. Among his proposals was the enhancement of economic coordination between the Union of South American nations and African states, which according to Brazilian leader, Lula de Silva has reaped enormous benefits. The cooperation is expected to boost the economies of the two continents.

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