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· February, 2009

Stories about Laos from February, 2009

Laos: Economy is self-sufficient

  2 February 2009

New Mandala uploads a report from the Vientiane Times which quoted an economist who believes that the “agriculture-based, self-sufficient nature of the country’s economy will protect Laos” from the global financial crisis. The economist added: “People who live in industrialised countries live in fear of losing their jobs because they...

Laos: Gran Torino and Hmong culture

  2 February 2009

Padek of Lao Voices notes that the latest Clint Eastwood film, “Gran Torino”, has many “intricate links” to Laos. Apocalypse Lao writes that the film is noteworthy because “It’s the most prominent example of Hmong culture in the history of Hollywood.”

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