Outside the posh hotel where Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier has lodged since unexpectedly returning to Haiti on Jan. 16, supporters of the former dictator have gathered in a show of support, some of them yelling: “The revolution is going to start!” They seemed drawn by nostalgia and embellished memories of the Duvalier era, which lasted for nearly 30 years. “Baby Doc” Duvalier became the successor to the regime in 1971 when at the age of 19 he took over from his father, "Papa Doc" François Duvalier (indeed, he started off as a physician). As the following five slides attest, Baby Doc's infamy precedes him.
Jennifer Garner turned her camera on paparazzi filming her family, but she may have better luck protecting celebrity kids from tabloid intrusion by teaming up with other famous moms and launching their own aggressive attack.
Twitter today announced the expansion of its "promoted tweets" advertising platform. Too bad the microblogging site could barely stay online.
Analysis: The bank bailout of 2008-2009 could be a guide for the euro zone – but will it be a good guide? Remember that the US's bank bailout angered many Americans.
A G20 summit of world leaders on Thursday will judge its year-long effort against corruption. With Greece as an example of what dishonesty can cause to the world economy, the G20 needs to set deadlines for action.
The shocking news of a Greek debt referendum this week has prompted European leaders to hold an emergency meeting today ahead of the G20 summit in Cannes, France.
Referendum to be called in Greece: Prime Minister George Papandreou called for a referendum that may further destabilize the economy in Europe and undermine euro.