Laura Villadiego

Laura Villadiego

Laura Villadiego is a freelance journalist based in Thailand and covering Southeast Asia. Her work focuses on human rights, labour issues and the environment.

Health

Spaniards find beauty in helping each other amid COVID-19 crisis

Under lockdown, residents of Madrid are embracing neighbourly solidarity that many hope will outlast coronavirus.

Spaniards find beauty in helping each other amid COVID-19 crisis

Cambodia

Then and now: Finding love during the Khmer Rouge

The Maoist regime broke up families and imposed forced marriages, but also unintentionally brought some women together.

Then and now: Finding love during the Khmer Rouge

Environment

Thailand: Reclaiming mangroves for shrimp production

Communities in Thailand turn to restoring degraded mangrove forests to grow and harvest clean shrimp.

Thailand: Reclaiming mangroves for shrimp production

Human Rights

Inside the village of mercy for Myanmar's landless poor

As rising land and property prices push out the poor, a village of 15ft plots offers an alternative to homelessness.

Inside the village of mercy for Myanmar's landless poor

Environment

The Thai village that escaped the tsunami

Mangrove forest sheltered Muslim coastal area, but now developers are looking to bulldoze it for a tourist resort.

The Thai village that escaped the tsunami