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Chile's new president

The people of Chile voted for a right-wing president yesterday, for the first time since the removal of the military dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1990. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter Gideon Long in Santiago about the way forward for Chile.

Politics

US Navy hospital ship helping Haitians

The US is sending another 4,000 Navy sailors and Marines to Haiti for earthquake relief. The Pentagon reported on Wednesday that the Navy hospital ship Comfort, had received its first Haitian patients. WAMU reporter Sabri Ben-Achour sent this report.

Conflict & Justice

Halabja Kurds celebrate

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with New York Times reporter Sam Dagher in Halabja, the Iraqi town that was subjected to a poison gas attack in 1988. Residents there celebrated the execution of the attack's mastermind, a man known as ?Chemical Ali.?

Conflict & Justice

Sarkozy not giving up on carbon tax

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is pushing for a carbon tax to help fight climate change. But A LOT of people are pushing back. If passed, France would become the FIRST major world economy to institute such a tax. The World's Gerry Hadden has the story.