Edwin Chota, an anti-logging activist, was killed in Peru earlier this month in a remote Amazon region near the border with Brazil. We'll discuss the illegal logging industry in Peru, indigenous land rights, and the late Edwin Chota with his friend, David Salisbury.
Açai berries, which come from the Amazon, have exploded onto the global market. This so-called “super fruit” is added to juices and smoothies, with claims they better health, ease weight loss, prevent aging and even act as a natural Viagra.
Today, we kick off a weeklong series called Ground Shifters, which features the lives of women and girls making a difference in Bolivia and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. We'll begin by talking to Jean Friedman-Rudovsky, a freelance journalist based in La Paz, Bolivia who reported the stories.
Book Expo America – the biggest publishing conference in the country – took place this week in New York, focused on digital like never before.Among other things: Barnes & Noble unveiled its new Simple Touch Reader, Kobo debuted its super easy reader, Bloomsbury announced a digital imprint for re