Residents of Northern Mariana Islands, “America’s best kept secret”, recount their woes far from the world’s attention.
Marga Ortigas covers the Asia-Pacific region from her base in Manila, in the Philippines, for Al Jazeera. A broadcast journalist for more than 20 yea... rs, Ortigas has covered stories from across Asia for Al Jazeera - including in South Korea, Laos, China, Japan and the military stand-off between Cambodia and Thailand. She has reported on Southeast Asia's two longest insurgencies extensively, gaining access to both the Muslim separatists and the Communist fighters battling the Philippine government and the victims trapped within the conflict. She speaks three languages.
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