In international news today...
• Staff writer Sara Miller Llana and correspondent Lucien Chavin report that Peru’s Congress has backed down under violent pressure from indigenous groups by suspending the law that opens up the Amazon to drilling and farming by multinationals.
• The World Health Organization is announcing a "Level 6" global pandemic, as the H1N1 virus, or "swine flu," spreads through the United States, Europe, Latin America, and now Australia.
• In North Korea, Donald Kirk explores what a sentence of “hard labor” might actually mean for the two US journalists convicted “hostile acts.”
• In Shanghai, the Chinese government is cracking down on a gay pride festival, even as a state-run newspaper heralds the event as a sign on progress in China.