July 24, 1990 |
By just about any measure, Lavu Saiwang should have a bright future. His village in northwestern Thailand has recently received an abundance of development assistance which for the first time has brought a paved road, a school, a clinic and even electricity to the remote mountaintop. But at age 10, Lavu is instead the village's youngest heroin addict. Ju Saiwang, the village chief, said the boy has a lot of company.
August 6, 1989 |
World Travel Watch is a monthly report designed to help you make informed judgments about travel throughout the world. Because conditions can change overnight, always make your own inquiries before you leave home. In the United States contact the nearest passport agency office; abroad, check in with the nearest American embassy . Asia --China: Due to continuing unstable security conditions, travel here is not advised.
May 1, 2007 |
China, Russia and 10 other nations were targeted by the Bush administration Monday for failing to sufficiently protect U.S. producers of music, movies and other copyrighted material from widespread piracy. The Bush administration placed the 12 countries on a "priority watch list," which will subject them to extra scrutiny and could eventually lead to economic sanctions if the administration decides to bring trade cases before the World Trade Organization.
August 20, 2009 |
In an unexpected spillover from the healthcare battle, activists in Washington, and Thailand and other developing countries are accusing the Obama administration of endangering access to affordable drugs to fight AIDS and other epidemic diseases. And they say the problem may lie in the administration's reluctance to confront the giant pharmaceutical companies at a time when the companies are crucial allies in President Obama's struggle to revamp the U.S. healthcare system. Organizations such as Doctors without Borders and OxFam International long accused U.S.-based pharmaceutical companies and the Bush administration of impeding their efforts to make generic drugs available to fight major diseases in poor countries.
August 17, 2000 |
All of the roads in Chutima Vucharatavintara's life seem to have led her here, into the arms of a little boy with a broken spirit and diseased body who has never known a love like hers. They couldn't have met in a colder setting, this giving woman and this needy boy. Their eyes first locked in a stark Immigration and Naturalization Service office where the 3-year-old's fate had been debated by strangers for 14 days.