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Worldview 6.26.12

Egyptian women sit in Tahrir Square during prayer time, Cairo, Egypt, Monday, June 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Tuesday on Worldview:

Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s new president, publicly stated he will stand for women’s rights; but his former political party backed contrary legislation. Hania Sholkamy, an Egyptian social anthropologist who focuses on gender, tells us how she thinks Egyptian women will fare under the new regime.

Then, Paraguay’s president, Fernando Lugo, was impeached last week but several Latin American presidents call it a coup and refuse to recognize the new president’s authority. Anthropologist Kregg Hetherington, author of  Guerrilla Auditors: The Politics of Transparency in Neo Liberal Paraguay, explains the political maneuvering.

Then, filmmaker Brent Huffman joins Worldview. He is documenting the preservation of a Buddhist site in the heart of Afghanistan’s Taliban country. A Chinese company purchased the site to dig for copper, but archeologists are working to ensure that ancient Buddhist relics are not lost in the process. Huffman tells us about the politics of preservation. 

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