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Extreme Souvenir

How I handed money to Maoist insurgents, and lived to worry about it

By Sacha Pfeiffer
December 30, 2007

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DHAMPUS, NEPAL - On a foot-worn path in the Himalaya Mountains, there is a small checkpoint. Set up alongside a busy trekking route banked by terraced fields of grain, it consists of a stone wall used as a table and a red hammer-and-sickle flag drooping from an old shed. It demands money to pass: 300 rupees, the equivalent of about ... (Full article: 1078 words)

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