The government steps up its attempts to stop contraband timber, but the bottleggers make their own moves.
The project is controversial in Laos, where many see China as its biggest beneficiary.
About 7,000 students have had to resit the test after officials discovered some had cheated.
Only low-level officials are investigated for land grabs while top leaders go free, civil society workers say.
Sombath Somphone’s wife hopes warming relations between the two countries will lead to a break in the case.
The U.S. president stresses the need to empower them with the skills and resources they need to become the next generation of leaders.
The first sitting U.S. president to visit the Southeast Asian Nation pledges $90 million to root out leftover bombs.
The first U.S. president to visit the Southeast Asian nation may have an opening to press for change in the tightly ruled country.