TITLE

Country Risk Summary: Laos

PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Aug2004, Vol. 15 Issue 8, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Country Report
DOC. TYPE
Country Report
ABSTRACT
In May the U.S. House of Representatives adopted a resolution criticising the Lao government's record on human rights and calling for an end to violence against ethnic Hmong some of whom are engaged in a struggle against the government. Laos's short-term political rating stays on 75.0 despite the government's poor human rights record. In June there were reports of higher food and transport costs, largely as a result of the high international oil price, which has pushed up domestic fuel prices. The government's single-digit inflation target is likely to remain beyond its grasp this year.
ACCESSION #
13886766

 

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