Laos

And the ship goes… retorno ao mundo bipolar?
Asia, Brunei, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

And the ship goes… retorno ao mundo bipolar?

Após oito anos de negociações, e por vídeo-conferência em razão da pandemia da COVID-19, treze países da Ásia e dois da Oceania firmaram, in day 15 deste mês de novembro, a “Parceria Regional Econômica Abrangente”/RCEP. Por ela se comprometeram a alavancar as relações de livre-comércio na região da Ásia-Pacífico. O documento, que uniu os dez países–membros da Associação das Nações do Sudeste Asiático/ASEAN- Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Brunei, Cambodia, Singapore, Laos, Myanmar, Tailândia e Vietnã - e os cinco parceiros da Área de Livre Comércio (ALC) da associação – China, Japan, Austrália, Nova Zelândia e Coreia do Sul – prevê a redução de tarifas e a abertura do comércio de serviços em todo o bloco. A Índia, que participou das negociações, decidiu não aderir nesta etapa pelas c...
Cloister Memorial
Asia, U.S, Europe, France, Laos

Cloister Memorial

With regard to a matter from the "Fantastic" about the bombs in Laos COPE - Laos. Photo by Fausto Godoy - Personal archive. Today's “Fantastic” program featured a poignant story on the issue of mines that have not yet been deactivated in Laos and that cause enormous physical damage to the population. To recap the question: US bombing in Laos (1964-1973) was part of an attempt by the “Central Intelligence Agency” /C.I.A. to eradicate or group "Pathet Lao", allied to North Vietnam and the Soviet Union during the Vietnam War (1955-1975). In the context of the Cold War, o Laos, officially neutral, became one of the main battlefields between the United States and China / Soviet Union. Photo by Fausto Godoy - Personal archive. Americans' efforts to save ...
Authoritarianism: the double-edged sword of Southeast Asia
Asia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

Authoritarianism: the double-edged sword of Southeast Asia

PAD Demonstration. Sukhumvit Road. Bangkok. 20th October 2008. The word diversity can define Southeast Asia. There are so many dialects, ethnicities, peoples and religions in just 4.100.000 km², that the uniqueness of the region and the entire subcontinent becomes consensual. A China de Mao Zedong, is a pattern that is repeated today in Southeast Asia, when the authoritarian government took the first steps to eradicate poverty and homogenize the population creating the mainstays of contemporary China. The process was driven by Deng Xiaoping, in 1979, when starting the opening of the country to the world. Like a mirror, the southeast asia, marked by such culturally different countries has been converging in an intriguing pattern: fragile democracies, authoritarian governments and the general development of ...