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Autor:  José Roberto
E-mail:  josezambon@merconet.com.br
Data:  26/MAI/2003 3:20 PM
Assunto:  Basket-case whammy
Mensagem:  Hello People I'm going to work with news and I've come across this: "The Democratic Republic of Congo, for long ruled by the singularly corrupt Mobutu, whose principal advantage to his American backers was that he was not a communist, is a notorious basket-case. But you do not have to look far for others. Zimbabwe is correctly stigmatised internationally. Nigeria is hardly an advertisement for anything. Islamic Africa is a double whammy - the problems of the rest of the continent overlaid by the medieval church and political structures together with religious text-based law and pre-modern prejudices which Islam entrenches." From: Will Hunton/The Observer. Could you please tell me what "... a notorious basket-case" and "whammy" mean? Thanks in advance. José Roberto

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 Basket-case whammy  –  José Roberto  26/MAI/2003, 3:20 PM
Re: Basket-case whammy  –  André Oliveira  26/MAI/2003, 4:41 PM
Re: Basket-case whammy  –  pat  26/MAI/2003, 4:48 PM

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