In some cases, the Maoists here are nothing more than an excuse for gang wars, much like the Crips and the Bloods in LA. Here's a letter from someone who had some very real encounters with them in the Wild West of Nepal, just a few weeks ago. In these cases, Maoism has everything to do with bribes and money, little to do with Communism.
Myself, I'm nestled safely here in the Cantonment of Kathmandu, insulated by Royal Guard and lots of barbed wire.
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