Vietnam's Tribal Injustice

Vietnam doesn't normally allow foreign journalists to visit its troubled Central Highlands: it doesn't want them to get too close to the disgruntled ethnic minorities known as the Montagnards. When journalists are allowed, as TIME was this month, they are so strictly monitored that it's hard to make contact with the local people. The Montagnards understand this all too well. In the Cu Mgar district of Dak Lak province, a middle-aged woman waves as a reporter walks past, forms an X with her two index fingers in front of her mouth, then clenches her fists and holds her wrists together, as...

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