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Nelson Mandela appears to be ailing in new TV video

Former President Nelson Mandela, 94, of South Africa was released from a hospital more than three weeks ago. 

Associated Press

Former President Nelson Mandela, 94, of South Africa was released from a hospital more than three weeks ago. 

Mandela looks ill in new TV video

South African President Jacob Zuma said he found Nelson Mandela "in good shape and in good spirits" on Monday, but a video of his encounter with the ailing antiapartheid icon belied those cheery words, showing Mandela with a vacant look on his face. It has been more than three weeks since Mandela, 94, was released after a 10-day stay in a hospital. A South African Broadcasting Corp. video of Mandela's meeting with Zuma showed Mandela in an armchair, his head propped up by a pillow, his legs on a footrest, looking gray-skinned and unsmiling, with his cheeks showing what appeared to be marks from a recently removed oxygen mask.

Bad reviews for patron of eatery

Andrea Benitez simply did what many rich, connected Mexicans have always done: She used her influence to step on the less privileged. Witnesses said that when she was not given the table she wanted Friday at Maximo Bistrot, a popular Mexico City eatery, she called in inspectors who worked for her father at the country's main consumer protection agency to shut the restaurant down. But Benitez and her father have become the targets of a broad social media campaign — with tens of thousands of Tweets condemning them — that led the president's office on Monday to announce a investigation into allegations of abuse of power.

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