Filed in: Mexico
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Gabon is a good example of why judging how well a country is doing by per-capita income is just useless. It is oil-rich and yet half the population lives below the poverty line. World Bank/IMF strictures are doing their part to help keep it that way.
The distinctive topography of the Maldives – an archipelago of more than 1,200 small islands – allows for a strict demarcation of function. One for the capital, another for rubbish, 80 or so for tourist resorts, and one for torturing political prisoners.
Filed in: Maldives
The Government of Western Sahara operates not from its own capital city, L’ayoun, but from a small patch of desert over the border in Algeria.
Filed in: Western Sahara