A homeless woman and her baby in Manila, in the Philippines, where abortion is illegal. Routinely vilified in the Western media, President Rodrigo Duterte opposes the powerful Catholic Church on, among other issues, contraception. Picture: AFP

American journalist investigates organised crime in Southeast Asia — drugs, dognapping, defectors and role of the Catholic Church

From the drug dens of Myanmar to the mean streets of Thailand, writer Patrick Winn has come to understand his adopted home – and offer a written antidote to misrepresentations in Western media

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A homeless woman and her baby in Manila, in the Philippines, where abortion is illegal. Routinely vilified in the Western media, President Rodrigo Duterte opposes the powerful Catholic Church on, among other issues, contraception. Picture: AFP
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