Scots voted No to independence by 55 per cent to 45 per cent, but the referendum debate energised a people determined to strike a blow against a pampered Westminster elite.
Madagascar today is one of the richest nations in the region, and one of the poorest. It has vast natural resources (gold, nickel, cobalt, petroleum), but 92 percent of its people live on $2.00 per day or less.
Africa is probably the single most complex region of the world and arguably its most troubled.
Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez presented a Bill to Congress April 16 that would empower her government to nationalize Spain's controlled oil company YPF.