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Episode Guide
FRONTLINE/World Fellows Web-Exclusive
Launch date: August 2003

• Overview
• Web Credits

OVERVIEW

Peru, A GAMBLE IN THE JUNGLE
When energy lies beneath the rain forest
Beneath a pristine Peruvian rain forest lies South America’s largest natural gas reservoir -- and it’s being developed by a consortium of energy companies, including Hunt Oil of Texas. FRONTLINE/World Fellows Jason Felch and Chris Raphael travel far up the Urubamba River along the route of a new pipeline to report on the clash between energy needs, environmental protection and the rights of indigenous people. read more

Mexico, THE DEADLY STANDOFF
Chiapas caught between war and peace

When she visited Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state, last spring, FRONTLINE/World Fellow Garance Burke discovered that the Zapatista uprising of the 1990s has turned into a grinding, low-intensity armed struggle over land and resources -- and the Mexican government seems to have given up on trying to resolve the conflict. read more

Venezuela, A CRITICAL TURNING POINT
One reporter's journey home
For FRONTLINE/World Fellow Angel Gonzalez, a recent journey back to his home country raised bedeviling questions: How could a rich country have fallen into such terrible economic straits? Will the economic disaster destroy what was once the continent's most stable democracy? And how have the forces arrayed for and against populist president Hugo Chavez made things worse -- and better? read more

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WEB CREDITS

FRONTLINE/WORLD FELLOWS PROGRAM

Fellows Program Director: DOUGLAS FOSTER; Researcher, DAN KRAUSS; Design and Production: KQED INTERACTIVE; Additional Art Direction: SUSAN HARRIS; Fellows Logo Design: LEIGHTON WOODHOUSE; Copyeditor: JOAN SAUNDERS; Special thanks: MILT WALLACE, ORVILLE SCHELL, THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM, U.C. BERKELEY, NATASHA RODRIGUEZ, CAROL CICERONE, SUZANNE ROMAINE, TIM OLSON, DAVID MOYCE, RACHEL RANEY, SHERAZ SADIQ, MICHAEL JOHNSON; Executive in Charge for KQED: SUE ELLEN MCCANN, WEN STEPHENSON, MARRIE CAMPBELL, SAM BAILEY; Executive in Charge for WGBH/FRONTLINE: SHARON TILLER; Series Editor: STEPHEN TALBOT; Executive Producer: DAVID FANNING

A GAMBLE IN THE JUNGLE

Reporters: JASON FELCH, CHRIS RAPHAEL; Producer: ANGELA MORGENSTERN; Designers: SEAN FAGAN, EMILY COVEN; Special Thanks: SANDY TOLAN

A CRITICAL TURNING POINT

Reporter: ANGEL GONZALEZ; Producer: ANGELA MORGENSTERN; Designer and Co-producer: EMILY COVEN; Additional Audio Assistance: LYSSA MUDD

THE DEADLY STANDOFF

Reporter: GARANCE BURKE; Producer; COLLEEN WILSON; Designer: SEAN FAGAN; Additional Funding: THE FUND FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM AND THE CENTER FOR LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY; Special Thanks: THE NATIONAL SECURITY ARCHIVE AT GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

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