Today I am proud to call myself a socialist. And I am proud to be gay at a historic intersection of two diverse and compatible movements.
Vietnam is becoming a tourist paradise, and word is getting out.
The goal for the Vietnamese Communist Party's 11th Party Congress was to “enhance the Party's leadership capacity and combativeness, promoting the nation's synergy, comprehensively boosting the doi moi (renovation) process, creating the fundamentals for Vietnam to basically become a modern-oriented industrial country by 2020.”
Visiting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has lectured her Vietnamese hosts on human rights and issued vaguely worded pledges to help the developing country to tackle the horrific legacy of Agent Orange.
Many still struggle with the scars of the war in Vietnam, 35 years later.