Laos' largest hydropower project, the World Bank-funded Nam Theun 2 Dam, began full operation last week. It did so in violation of legal obligations to provide compensation and livelihood restoration to affected communities.
Greece is unraveling. Massive strikes, clashes with police, and more turmoil are on the horizon as the European Union imposes a draconian "austerity budget." But the other symbol of unrest reported last week--three bank workers killed in a bombing incident--reveals a new lethal turn in the Greek debt crisis.