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Haiti's diaspora looks for guidance

More than a quarter of the Haitian population lives outside Haiti. Now there are growing efforts to unify and strengthen that diaspora. Haitian leaders in the US are getting advice from another diaspora -- The American Jewish community.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit: Mercedes Sosa

Argentines lined the streets of Buenos Aires today to honor a national hero. A hearse carried the body of folk singer Mercedes Sosa through the streets of the capital. Sosa died yesterday. She was 74 years old. Marco Werman has more.

Politics

Venezuela's energy crisis

Oil-rich Venezuela is in the midst of a severe energy crisis. The President is giving workers three extra days off after Easter in an effort to save electricity. The BBC's Will Grant has the story.

Politics

John Burdett's Bangkok

Leaders of the so-called 'red shirt' demonstrators said today they're ready to accept mediation from a group of Thai senators. Marco Werman talks to novelist John Burdett about the story behind the headlines from Thailand.