President Obama Pledges $90-million to Laos

Time: 9:01 p.m. CEST

President Barack Obama visited Laos on Tuesday and became the first sitting U.S. president who visited the small communist Southeast Asian country. Obama as stated on the National Public Radio, “Promised to double the U.S. funding to help and educated residents on the dangers of the bombs that remain in the ground.”

Obama announced a $90-million U.S. commitment over three years and said, “Given our history here, I believe the United States has a moral obligation to help Laos heal.”

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Surviving the Peace: Laos takes an intimate look at the impact of unexploded bombs left over from the Vietnam war in Laos and profiles the dangerous, yet life saving work, that MAG has undertaken in the country. See the project at


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