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In Vietnam, Monsanto is guilty until proven innocent

Chemical giant has never compensated victims of Agent Orange

| Vietnam
A 41-year-old man who was exposed to Agent Orange, pictured at his house in Bac Ninh province in August 2018: time is running out for Vietnamese victims.   © Reuters

Dien Luong is a Vietnamese journalist who has covered the issue of Agent Orange for over a decade. Opinions expressed here are his own.

For nearly half a century, Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange have been fighting a losing battle against multinationals that manufactured the toxic defoliant. Their plights have been ignored, their lawsuits dismissed and their voices drowned out.

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