UPDATE: According to the San Jose Mercury News, Taylor has been found. Her abductor, Tri Le, was shot and killed by San Jose police after he opened fire against them. Taylor is alive and well and has been transported to a hospital. Tri Le was her mother's ex-boyfriend. *** Taylor Vo, age 11, was abducted by Tri Le, age 42, today at 1:18AM in San Jose. Le forced Vo from her … [Read more...] about Amber Alert: Taylor Vo, 11 year-old from San Jose, Abducted at Gunpoint (UPDATED)
We've confirmed with a first-hand source that Facebook will be unblocked in Vietnam, likely in early 2012. The source reported that Facebook sent high level managers, including a Vietnamese American, to Vietnam last October to negotiate with Vietnamese internet service providers (ISP). Since then, both sides have come to an agreement. Last April, PC World Vietnam reported … [Read more...] about Confirmed: Facebook to be Unblocked in Vietnam in 2012
From November 25th to December 5th 2011, United Nations' Special Rapporteur for the Human Rights Council Anand Grover visited Vietnam to survey the country's health systems and financing, access to medicines, and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Following his 10 days of observation and dialogue, Mr. Grover presented his preliminary findings at a press conference earlier this … [Read more...] about Should Vietnam Shut Down Its Sex and Drug Rehabilitation Centers?
While the debate in America around who should be allowed to marry based on gender and identity rages on, Cambodians are debating an entirely different marriage issue centered on the global issue of human trafficking. The Cambodian government has decided to enact a new policy banning foreign men from marrying Cambodian women unless the men are 50 years in age or younger and have … [Read more...] about Cambodia Imposes Age & Income Limits on Foreign Marriage, Vietnam Next?
“Today is a remarkable day. Today, we come together, as a global community, across continents, faiths and cultures, to renew our commitment to ending the AIDS pandemic – once and for all,” said Obama at a World AIDS Day event at George Washington University. Today marks the 33rd World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day isn't just about the 1.2 million Americans infected with this virus … [Read more...] about World AIDS Day: A Day of Education and Creativity