For Hmong Farmers, Help Wilts
Linda Feldmann, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
The concrete steps up to Chia Pao Chang's house are crumbling so badly it's probably wiser to hike up the hill around them to get to the front door.
The living room is furnished with an old couch and bench seats from a van. In the next room, a shamanic shrine, laden with ceremonial objects and chicken feathers from a recent sacrifice, is the focal point.
The Changs are a long way from refugee camps of Thailand and the hills of Laos, their native country. But for these Hmong refugees, and thousands like them in the United States, there's little choice. When the US pulled out of Southeast Asia, Hmong farmers - recruited to fight in the CIA's secret army - had to …
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