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Global Politics

Hope for Haiti?

The horrific images coming out of Haiti aren't altogether unfamiliar. The impoverished country was nearly synonymous with tragedy for years. But last year optimism was beginning to blossom for some Haiti watchers. Amy Bracken has this reporter's notebook.

Arts, Culture & Media

Oaxaca's creative musicians

The prolonged economic slump in the Mexican countryside requires alternative income to supplement subsistence farming. Some towns make handcrafts for niche markets, but one village in Oaxaca produces highly-skilled musicians. Shannon Young reports.