Coming Up on PRI's The World

We're back on the NSA story today, examining Edward Snowden's trajectory over the past few months, including his open letter to the people of Brazil today. We'll ask how far Brazil can go in resisting and criticizing US surveillance practices. And we'll delve into the history of the secret Foreign Intelligence Service Court which oversees NSA data-gathering.

Also today, a riveting story on the challenges of stopping illegal shark fin harvesting in Costa Rican waters. And from France, Gerry Hadden brings us the story of a man determined to fight noise pollution in Paris. And Nina Porzucki profiles a Romanian immigrant with a unique relationship to Lady Liberty.