The Hongsa power plant has displaced more than 2,000 residents.
The Communist Party decides to negotiate the Chinese loan despite concerns over its stringent conditions.
Lao officials physically prevent US Embassy officials from entering an area related to the case.
A dam expert calls on the government to present a comprehensive development plan for the country’s waterways.
Residents of Ban Yup had protested what they called an illegal land concession for seven years.
The State Department says it is investigating reports of the three men.
Lao Police have been investigating their disappearance since early January.
Relocation compensation for the development project in the Lao capital is too low, the residents say.
Two months after the disappearance of a prominent activist, his family and friends hold prayers for his safety.
Authorities in Laos release a woman who had been held incommunicado for three months.
Rights groups say the disappearance of a Lao activist highlights Southeast Asia’s worsening rights record.
Plans move ahead for three hydropower dams in southern Laos.
Missing Lao activist Sombath Somphone's wife says authorities have failed to answer her questions about the investigation.
Laos is in danger of failing to meet its target for rolling out a law against human trafficking.
Production of the paddy crop misses official targets.
Vietnam says at regional talks that Laos's neighbors are worried about the first mainstream Mekong dam.
Southeast Asian lawmakers have more questions after visiting Laos to probe the disappearance of a local activist.