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Big Ambitions for Model School Program in Cambodia

Phenom Penh, Cambodia. On a leafy campus near Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, a group of fifty schoolchildren are benefiting from a bold educational experiment with a dual aim: to turn out youngsters who can improve the country, and to develop a model program that can be replicated internationally. Students work on creating a website during […]

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Ambassador: From the Killing Fields to the White House

New York, N.Y.  I first met Ambassador Sichan Siv in 2004 when I was invited to hear him speak at the imposing Women’s Republican National Club, just north of Rockefeller Center. What a speech!  He spoke on surviving Pol Pot’s Killing Fields in Cambodia, then making his way to America where he earned a degree […]

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Leopard Haiti Fund to Invest in Haiti’s Private Sector

New York, N.Y.  Good news for Haiti: Leopard Capital has announced the successful initial closing of Leopard Haiti Fund (LHF).  LHF is the world’s first private equity fund to operate and focus exclusively on Haiti since the 2010 earthquake.  The fund seeks to raise USD 40 to 75 million to invest in businesses in Haiti.  […]

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Cambodian Anti-Child Trafficking Film Premiere in New York

New York, N.Y. I attended the world premier of REDLIGHT this week in New York City, and was overwhelmed by the plight of children not just in Cambodia but around the world who find themselves locked in a perverse world where their innocence is sold by the hour.  Not only in Phnom Penh, but according to the experts, […]

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Who Was Chea Vichea and Why Does He Matter?

New York, N.Y. In my own special screening, director Bradley Cox recently showed me his 55-minute filmWho Killed Chea Vichea? in his office in Manhattan. Bradley is now in Southeast Asia. Chea Vicheawas the president of the Free Trade Union of Workers of the Kingdom of Cambodia (FTUWKC) until his assassination on Chinese New Year in January […]

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