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Exposing the good from Americas secret weapon in Laos

During America’s war against North Vietnam, neighboring Laos was officially neutral. However, U.S. intelligence and military personnel conducted a long campaign there designed to save the...

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Cassava-Processing Plant Contaminates Stream in Northern Laos

More than 400 families in two villages in Long district of northern Laos’ Luang Namtha province are being increasingly affected by a cassava-processing plant operated by a Lao-Chinese company...

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The Central Government in Laos Takes Over Railway Compensation Operations

Laos’ central government in Vientiane is taking away from local governments the responsibility for determining compensation for people displaced by construction of the Lao-China railway...

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Lao Officials Tell Chinese Company to Take Down Illegal Wall Along Major Roadway

Lao officials have asked a Chinese construction company to destroy a brick wall it illegally erected along a major roadway as part of a dam project in northern Laos’ Luang Prabang province, a...

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Lao E-Waste Plant Raises Pollution Concerns

An industrial plant that mines cast-off electronics for their valuable metals appears to be pumping polluted waste water into the neighborhood surrounding Vientiane’s Special Economic Zone...

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Lao Government Appoints Committee to Enforce Timber Export Ban

Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith this week appointed an ad hoc committee to enforce a nationwide ban on illegal logging within 60 days and block and prevent timber from leaving the country...

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