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Haiti Gets New Prime Minister

The U.S.-backed Haitian Council of Sages chooses businessman Gerard Latortue as Haiti's interim prime minister. The council noted Latortue's experience in the United Nations and frequent visits to Haiti as qualities that make him a good candidate, despite his living outside of Haiti for most of the past 40 years. Hear NPR's Melissa Block and council member Anne-Marie Issa.

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As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.