Trapped young footballers are seen in the cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand. All are in relatively good health. Photo: Xinhua

Will Thai junta use cave rescue of soccer team to save itself?

With elections looming, a successful rescue of the 12 boys trapped in a Chiang Rai cavern could prove a timely popularity boost for the military government

Topic |   Thailand

TOP PICKS

Trapped young footballers are seen in the cave in Chiang Rai, Thailand. All are in relatively good health. Photo: Xinhua
READ FULL ARTICLE
Laura Villadiego

Laura Villadiego

Born and raised in Spain, Laura Villadiego is a freelance journalist specialized in human rights, labour issues and the environment. Based in Thailand, she has been covering Southeast Asia since 2009. Her work has been published in international media outlets, such as Al Jazeera, The Guardian or the Spanish News Agency EFE. She has also co-authored two books focused on supply chains.