Idle Hands for Export

Puamau cinavilakeba got married last May. A week later, he kissed his wife goodbye and set off on the long trip from home, in suburban Suva, to his new job, in Mosul, Iraq. Escorting convoys of trucks and oil tankers along lawless roads isn't the safest work in the world. But, back home for a month's leave, Cinavilakeba is already planning his return. "It's exciting," he says with a grin. "And with our military background" - he and his fellow security guards are all former soldiers - "the threat to our lives is not that big." The rewards, however, are huge....

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