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Mexico drug cartels force-recruiting indigenous children: UN

Mexican drug cartels are forcing indigenous children and teens to join their ranks, torturing or killing those who refuse, the United Nations warned Friday. The UN’s special rapporteur on indigenous rights, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, said she is “particularly worried” about violence against minors after …

by · Saturday, 18 November 2017 · Thailand

Backpedalling in a parallel Thai universe

The sad fact of the world is that poverty can’t be eradicated — minimised, yes, through the fairer distribution of income — and even Sweden has around 6-7% of people living in poverty. To wipe out poverty in a year is something worthy of the Nobel Economics, Peace, Chemistry and Physics prizes rolled …

by · Friday, 17 November 2017 · Thailand

Elderly Thai Poor to Get Booze Tax Boost

The interim parliament voted Thursday to shift a portion of the so-called sin taxes to fund a welfare allowance for the elderly living below the poverty …

by · Thursday, 16 November 2017 · Thailand

Free internet SIM cards for low-income earners

The goal was to bring them above the poverty line, he said. According to Mr Apisak, the SIM cards, provided by state-owned TOT Plc, are for internet …

by · Wednesday, 15 November 2017 · Thailand

China assures ASEAN, world leaders of safe navigation

The meeting concluded with an announcement of several packs of cooperation documents, including declarations of cooperation on poverty …

by · Tuesday, 14 November 2017 · China, Thailand

Road surface rage

Poverty? Orphans? Why do you still celebrate your national day? Shouldn’t such events be cancelled and the money spent on those in need? Should …

by · Tuesday, 31 October 2017 · Thailand

Eight ideas to leave no one behind

In Vietnam, 210 of the country’s super rich individuals earn more than enough in one year to lift 3.2 million people out of poverty and end extreme …

by · Tuesday, 31 October 2017 · Thailand, Vietnam

Eight ideas to leave no one behind

In Vietnam, 210 of the country’s super rich individuals earn more than enough in one year to lift 3.2 million people out of poverty and end extreme …

by · Tuesday, 31 October 2017 · Thailand, Vietnam

Eight ideas to leave no one behind

In Vietnam, 210 of the country’s super rich individuals earn more than enough in one year to lift 3.2 million people out of poverty and end extreme …

by · Tuesday, 31 October 2017 · Thailand, Vietnam

Welfare Model: Looking Good Online Doesn’t Mean I’m Rich

Somchai Jitsuchon of Thailand Development Research Institute said in an interview last month there were better ways to establish poverty rather than …

by · Tuesday, 31 October 2017 · Thailand