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Cabo Verde: JM Neves - Ulisses Cohabitation; Saab Extradition Benefits

Cabo Verde's status as a "trusted partner" of the USA in Africa grew in a way considered "sharp" due to the decision of the Cape Verdean justice, apparently influenced by the government, to extradite businessman ALEX SAAB (AS) – an outcome against which Venezuela brought persistent political and judicial pressures, as well as lobbying actions.

The importance that the US attaches to Cabo Verde is based especially on the confidence that the country inspires in them as its partners in the fight against terrorism and transnational organized crime – phenomena present in the area in which the country operates. READ MORE