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Boutros Boutros-Ghali was the United Nations Secretary General in the first part of the 1990s.
He died in Egypt on February 16. He was 93. His name became one of the top trending topics worldwide on Twitter on Tuesday.
An Egyptian newspaper, al-Ahram, reported Boutros-Ghali died due to complications from a broken pelvis. An Egyptian diplomat, Boutros-Ghali was elected to a five-year term as U.N. Secretary General in 1991.
The Washington Post wrote Boutros-Ghali presided over the U.N. during two of the world's worst genocides.
Hundreds of thousands of people from the Tutsi and Hutu ethnic groups in Rwanda were killed during his term. Boutros-Ghali called it, "my worst failure."
About 100,000 also died during the civil war in Bosnia.
The New York Times called his term "a chaotic period."
It was marked by diplomatic conflicts with the United States over Bosnia and a failed raid in Somalia that resulted in the death of 15 Americans. The event was documented in a film called "Black Hawk Down."
The Washington Post also noted there were regular disagreements between the U.S. and the U.N. over unpaid dues, totaling close to $1.5 billion.
After leaving the U.N., Boutros-Ghali wrote in his memoir of the difficulty in dealing with American President Bill Clinton. He wrote, "His mocking pronunciation of my name – Boo-trus, Boo-trus – sounded like a jeering mob."
While there were many tweets and messages of support for Boutros-Ghali's family upon the news of his death, there were also some references to his unique name.
One person wrote "God, I loved that man's name."
Others were quick to reference a viral video that Boutros-Ghali appeared in after his term ended.
Boutros-Ghali did an interview with comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. Baron Cohen was known in the late 1990s and early 2000s for playing a character called Ali G.
Cohen, as the loud, ill-informed street personality Ali G, interviewed celebrities and politicians on his television show. Many of them were flustered by his act, but Boutros-Ghali was praised for handling the interview with poise.
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1.complication n. 并发症；复杂；复杂化；混乱
One complication which can arise is a prolapse.
2.pelvis n. 骨盆
The single pyramid projects well into the renal pelvis.
3.dues n. 会费；手续费；税捐（due的复数）
The club members voted with one accord to raise the dues.
4.mocking adj. 嘲弄的 v. 嘲笑（mock的现在分词）
She gave a mocking smile.
5.ill-informed adj. 所知不多的；消息不灵通的
I am ill-informed on current affairs.
6.fluster vt. 使激动；使慌张；使酩醉 n. 慌乱，混乱；狼狈；激动 vi. 慌慌张张的行动；混乱
The General refused to be flustered.
1.The Washington Post wrote Boutros-Ghali presided over the U.N. during two of the world's worst genocides.
preside over 当(会议等的)主席，主持(会议等)；主管；管理；(担任要职时)目击(无法控制的事件)，无可奈何地目睹
The PM presided over a meeting of his inner Cabinet.
The city council is presided over by the mayor.
2.Many of them were flustered by his act, but Boutros-Ghali was praised for handling the interview with poise.
with poise 冷静，镇定
Wavell received the decision with poise and dignity.
She received the news with poise.