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Laos Backs Programs in Opium Eradication

The Asian Development Bank and other international donors have been helping Laos promote alternative development schemes to opium production. Analysts also point to opium’s traditional place in ethnic hill-tribe societies, including medicinal use, warning programs to eradicate the poppy must be backed by successful efforts to alleviate often chronic poverty Laos, historically seen as a part of the Golden Triangle region of Myanmar and Thailand - the focus of the narcotics trade in South...

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