A new law in Peru greatly weakens the ability of the Ministry of Environment to stand up to the powerful mining industry there, even as the country is preparing to host the UN Climate Change Conference in December. We'll discuss the impact of the legislation with journalist Frank Bajak.
In Laos, unexploded cluster bombs dropped by the U.S. during the Vietnam War still pose real danger to civilians, including children and poor farmers.Titus Peachey is director of peace education for the Mennonite Central Committee. He's worked extensively in Laos to help villagers remove U.S.
"Gen. Vang Pao, an iconic figure in the Hmong community and a key U.S. ally during the Vietnam War, died Thursday afternoon in Clovis [Calif.] after spending days in the hospital with pneumonia and a heart problem," The Fresno Bee writes this morning.