Cash and chemicals: for Laos, Chinese banana boom a blessing and curse

For impoverished, hill-dwelling minorities such as the Hmong or Khmu, the banana rush meant better wages. At harvest time, they can earn the equivalent of at least $10 a day and sometimes double that, a princely sum in a country where the average annual …

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