Nearly fifty years after the nine-year Secret War (1964–1973), Laos is the scene of a US$35–$40 million annual enterprise.
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Eight-year-old Thoummy Silamphan wanted bamboo shoots for his family’s soup, so he went into a field near his village.
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the end of a visit to the COPE.
Visiting US President Barack Obama addressed the continuing legacy of death and injury resulting from US bombing.
Phongsavath Souliyalat, 24, lost both hands and his eyesight to an unexploded cluster bomb dropped on Laos.
C’était le début des vacances scolaires, Viet aidait sa famille aux champs quand sa pelle a heurté une petite bombe.