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Obama’s visit to Laos captures a community’s attention in MN

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

Obama’s visit to Laos captures a community’s attention in MN By Doualy Xaykaothao Sep 8, 2016 President Obama tours the Wat Xieng Thong Buddhist Temple in Luang Prabang on Wednesday. Obama became the first U.S. president to visit Laos in office. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images No sitting U.S. president has visited the communist […]

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“Millions of People in Laos Still Live in Fear” as Obama Pledges $90 Million to Clean Up U.S. Bombs

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

“Millions of People in Laos Still Live in Fear” as Obama Pledges $90 Million to Clean Up U.S. Bombs By Nermeen Shaikh and Amy Goodman September 8, 2016 As President Obama becomes the first American president to visit Laos, we look at the legacy of the U.S. bombing campaign there during the war on Vietnam. […]

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Blind and missing both hands, bombing life in Laos

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

Blind and missing both hands, bombing life in Laos By Thomas Maresca September 9, 2016 – 2:10pm EDT   VIENTIANE, Laos — Phongsavath Souliyalat was walking home from school in his tiny village of Hin Hub, a few hours north of the capital of Vientiane, when a friend found a metal ball on the ground. Phongsavath […]

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Obama visits Laos to discuss secret war bombings

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

Obama visits Laos to discuss secret war bombings September 7, 2016, 6:36 PM In Laos, President Obama promised $90 million to help the country clear millions of unexploded American bombs dropped decades ago during a secret campaign of the Vietnam War. No country has been bombed as heavily as Laos. Margaret Brennan has more.

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The Heroes Behind Obama’s Historic Announcement in Laos

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

The Heroes Behind Obama’s Historic Announcement in Laos By John Cavanagh September 6, 2016 Buddhist monk poses next to unexploded bombs dropped by the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War, Xieng Khouang, Laos, September 3, 2016. (Reuters / Jorge Silva)   Fifty-two years ago, the United States began the secret bombing of Laos, […]

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“Einige Landstriche wird man nie räumen können”

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

“Einige Landstriche wird man nie räumen können” Die Fragen stellte Matthias von Hein 6 Sep 2016 Laos war Nebenschauplatz des Vietnamkrieges – und wurde das meist bombardierte Land der Erde. US-Blindgänger fordern immer neue Opfer. Jetzt besucht US-Präsident Obama das Land. Ein Interview mit Channapha Khamvongsa. Deutsche Welle: Neun Jahre lang haben die USA in […]

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US pledges $90 million toward remedying unexploded bombs in Laos

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

US pledges $90 million toward remedying unexploded bombs in Laos By Loree Lewis September 6, 2016 MAG crew clearing cluster sub-munitions, known locally as bombies, from a farmer’s field near Nong Het, in the Xieng Khouang province, Lao PDR. June 29, 2010. Photo: Steve Joyce/Flickr-MAG WASHINGTON (Talk Media News) – Four decades after the U.S. covertly […]

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Obama becomes first sitting president to visit Laos

Posted: Sep 13, 2016

Obama becomes first sitting president to visit Laos By Thomas Maresca September 6, 2016 – 12:43am EDT (Photo: Mast Irham, EPA) VIENTIANE, Laos — This capital city, with its wide, tree-lined French colonial boulevards and old-fashioned tuk-tuk three-wheeled taxis, takes its turn in the international spotlight, as Barack Obama arrived late Monday to become the first sitting U.S. president […]

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