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Education USA Connects with Youth at Dance Festival

On November 23, 2013, the Education USA team from U.S. Embassy Vientiane, participated in a exhibition at the 3rd Annual FongLao Mekong Dance festival.  The festival was organized by Fang Lao Company, and more than 100 visitors visited the embassy’s booth. At the Education USA booth, students were able to read educational materials, and talk ...
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The American Reading Corner Expands in Luang Prabang

An opening ceremony celebrating the expansion of the American Reading Corner in Luang Prabang was held on December 9, 2013 at the Luang Prabang provincial library. U.S. Ambassador to Laos Daniel A. Clune, Public Affairs Officer Pam DeVolder, and Mr. Ounchanh Souvannalith head of Information Culture and Tourism department in Luang prabang province, as well ...
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One Year Anniversary of Lao Civil Society Leader Sombath Somphone’s Disappearance

Sombath Somphone, one of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s most respected civil society figures, was abducted on the evening of December 15, 2012 from a Lao police checkpoint in Vientiane.  Today marks the one-year anniversary of this deplorable event, which was recorded on Lao Government surveillance cameras.  The United States remains deeply concerned over Sombath’s ...
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United States Offers Provides Disaster Relief to the Philippines

On November 8, Typhoon Haiyan—known as Yolanda in the Philippines—made landfall in the central Philippines, bringing strong winds and heavy rains that have resulted in flooding, landslides, and widespread damage. In response to the storm, the U.S. Government announced $20 million in humanitarian assistance, including emergency food aid and critical relief supplies for disaster-affected areas. ...
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