A Khmu American man who was incarcerated for over two decades before being held for deportation has been released by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this week.
Bounchan Keola, 39, grew up in Richmond, California after his family fled Laos as refugees from the Vietnam War.
After days of PR silence, Italian fashion label Max Mara has reportedly responded to one of their critics calling them out for ripping off designs from an ethnic Laotian group.
It has been over a week since Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre (TAEC) in Luang Prabang, Laos exposed that a new Max Mara collection bore designs belonging to the Oma ethnic group.
Italian fashion label Max Mara is being called out for its blatant copying of traditional designs from ethnic minority groups.
In its Spring/Summer 2019 collection, the global brand allegedly plagiarized designs created by the Oma people, an ethnic group from the mountainous north and north-east regions of Laos.
Tina Maharath, a 27-year-old financial analyst, was elected as state senator of Ohio’s District 3 last week.
The Canal Winchester resident, a Democrat, defeated Republican Rep. Anne Gonzales with 705 more votes, according to Franklin County officials.
A marine veteran has apologized after he verbally and nearly physically assaulted an elderly Laotian man on Monday morning in Sacramento, California.
The incident occurred between 16th Street and Broadway where the Laotian elderly man was making his way to the farmer’s market with his family, according to a Facebook post shared by the couple’s daughter, Van Khon.
A pair of bike riding cops in Canada arrested an “armed and dangerous” Laotian man on August 23, who was on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement list of 10 most wanted fugitives.
According to authorities, 35-year-old alleged drug lord Katay-Khaophone Sychantha has been evading arrest since 2005 following an indictment in the Eastern District of Michigan for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota is pushing for an investigation after dash cam footage showed a cop arresting Anthony Promvongsa in Worthington, Minnesota, and using excessive force on him.
The incident, which occurred in July 28, 2016, demonstrates racial profiling and police brutality in the Worthington Police Department, Nobles County Sheriff’s Office, and the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force, according to the ACLU.