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December 21, 1993 | DANIEL SOUTHERLAND, THE WASHINGTON POST
Mobil Corp. said Monday that it is part of a consortium that has been awarded offshore oil drilling rights by Vietnam, making it the first U.S. company since the Vietnam War to return to its potentially oil-rich shores. Fairfax, Va.-based Mobil said the consortium, which includes three Japanese companies, will explore and do "appraisal drilling" in a block located 175 miles southeast of the Mekong Delta.
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December 21, 1993 | DANIEL SOUTHERLAND, THE WASHINGTON POST
Mobil Corp. said Monday that it is part of a consortium that has been awarded offshore oil drilling rights by Vietnam, making it the first U.S. company since the Vietnam War to return to its potentially oil-rich shores. Fairfax, Va.-based Mobil said the consortium, which includes three Japanese companies, will explore and do "appraisal drilling" in a block located 175 miles southeast of the Mekong Delta.
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August 21, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Authorities in Atlanta have broken up a ring that smuggled up to 1,000 Asian women into the United States to work in brothels as virtual prisoners. Assistant U.S. Atty. Janis Gordon said the women--from China, Thailand, Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam--signed contracts requiring them to pay the smugglers fees that ranged from $30,000 to $40,000. She said guards kept them from leaving the brothels until they had paid their debts. Gordon said 13 people have been indicted.
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October 12, 1993 | MELANA ZYLA, Melana Zyla is an analyst at the Asian Studies Center of the Heritage Foundation in Washington. and
Thanks to all the tinkering, the Administration's embargo on trade with Vietnam is looking less and less like a hard line and more and more like a sieve. The President would do well to dispose of it completely. It makes a mockery of the political ideals it is supposed to uphold, feeds corruption in Vietnam, needlessly punishes American business and hurts the poor families of Vietnamese refugees more than it hurts the communist regime in Hanoi. On Sept.
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