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.
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.
Israel sent ground troops in to Gaza on Thursday in an expressed effort to secure tunnels it says are used by Hamas fighters to smuggle arms and gain access into Israel. We'll get an update on the humanitarian situation inside Gaza.
Delta and American Airlines are cutting back flights to Venezuela amidst a water shortage there and possible U.S. sanctions for human rights abuses.[View the story "Worldview: Possible US sanctions on Venezuela" on Storify]
In this special broadcast – part of Front and Center's literacy series – we look into India's booming book industry. Then we examine how literacy rates have impacted the training of Afghan security forces. In a country estimated to be only 28 percent literate, Afghan soldiers can’t even read ID badges to determine who should be allowed through security checkpoints.