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Must Reads: Hugo Chavez, Hillary Clinton and a tilting Tunisia

September 3, 2012 |  5:30 am


From the hopes for Mogadishu to the barbs of the Venezuelan election, here are the five stories you shouldn't miss from the last week in global news:

A once-tranquil corner of Afghanistan turns deadly

Somali diaspora see hope and opportunity in Mogadishu

Hillary Clinton's visit underscores new value of Cook Islands

Tunisia democratic activists fear a tilt toward militant Islam

Insulting Hugo Chavez challenger is prime-time TV in Venezuela

-- Emily Alpert in Los Angeles

Photo: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is greeted Thursday at Rarotonga International Airport in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Credit: Jim Watson / Associated Press