A short biography and background note on Augusto Pinochet. Corrected 22 February 2014 to note that foreign-controlled copper mines were fully nationalised by the Allende government in 1971, and to note that Isabel Allende is not the niece of Salvador Allende but a more distant relative.
Short biography and background note on Ne Win. Includes information on Than Shwe. Reviewed and updated 29 January 2014 with extra biographical information on Than Shwe, some background information on Thein Sein and to expand the comment at the end of the article.
A short biography and background note on Aung San Suu Kyi. Reviewed and updated 23 January 2014 with details of some of Suu Kyi's activities during 2013, including her statement that she wants to become president of Burma and her call for amendments to the Burmese constitution.
A short biography and background note on Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Updated 15 January 2014 with details of some of Tutu's activities during 2013, including his visit to Burma in February and his repudiation of the African National Congress in May.
A short biography and background note on Nelson Mandela. Reviewed and updated 14 January 2014 with further biographical details and more information about Nelson Mandela's death and funeral.
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