- Making News: US Diplomatic Response to Haiti Crisis
In Haiti, opposition forces have rejected an US-sponsored compromise that would leave President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in power. As rebel forces threatened the capital city, President Bush warned that he would turn back Haitians who might flee toward the United States. Paul Richter, who reports from the State Department for the Los Angeles Times, updates the situation in Haiti as well as relief and diplomatic efforts.
- Reporter's Notebook: Will the Parmalat Scandal Become Italy's Enron?
Calisto Tanzi has been in jail since December, when his company triggered one of the world-s biggest financial scandals. Billions of dollars in securities fraud may be involved. Tanzi-s daughter has also been placed under arrest. What does the Parmalat fiasco say about Italy's "family-style" capitalism and its ability to compete in a globalized economy? Peter Gumbel has been in Europe following the Parlamat scandal for Time magazine.
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