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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Nepal prospects

Well, this could be interesting, for those of us planning a trip to Nepal in the not-distant future:

Nepal's Maoists, Split on Ideology, Chart Path of Revolution

By Jay Shankar

Nov. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Nepal's Maoists, who won power this year after a decade-long civil war, meet today to chart the path of their revolution with leaders ideologically split over whether to maintain a free market or impose state control.

Puspa Kamal Dahal, the Maoist leader and prime minister, has pledged to remove barriers to foreign investment and wants the Himalayan nation to remain a multiparty democracy. Hardliners are pushing for single-party rule and a state-controlled economy.

Then again, for single-party rule and a state-controlled economy, I could just stay in the U.S.

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