Originally published on Mon November 25, 2013 10:09 am
Massive anti-government protests have rocked the Thai capital, Bangkok, with demonstrators occupying parts of the finance and foreign ministries Monday and calling for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign.
Christina Asima seems tired for a 13-year-old. I meet the shy-mannered girl in the remote farming village of Chitera, in the southern African nation of Malawi. She wears a bright pink zip-up shirt and a blue print cloth wrapped up to her chest. Snuggled in that, hugging her side, is a chubby-cheeked baby boy.
My gut assumption is that the infant must be Christina's little brother. I know 8-month-old Praise is actually her son. Still, it's startling when, as we speak, she shifts him around front to nurse.