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Myanmar junta delays announcement of 2010 election date

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Myanmar junta delays announcement of 2010 election date

Myanmar has announced elections will take place in fall 2010, but no exact date has been set. The country has been ruled by a military junta since 1962. Worldfocus spoke to Professor David Williams for more on the significance of the events.

Posted: February 26, 2010 14:55   Comments: 5
Burmese people suffer brunt of U.S. sanctions on Myanmar

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Burmese people suffer brunt of U.S. sanctions on Myanmar

In recent months, U.S. policy on the isolated Southeast Asian nation of Myanmar has been shifting toward greater engagement. Worldfocus blogger Michael Lwin, who recently returned from Myanmar and is of Burmese descent, argues that ineffective U.S. sanctions have mainly caused suffering for the Burmese people.

Posted: December 17, 2009 15:03   Comments: 18
Myanmar looks toward 2010 elections for political options

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Myanmar looks toward 2010 elections for political options

Worldfocus blogger Michael Lwin, who recently returned from a trip to Yangon and Naypyidaw, writes about how Myanmar is preparing for elections next year in accordance with its new constitution. Myanmar's ruling junta has placed strict limits on the elections, but they may offer a chance for limited civilian participation.

Posted: December 8, 2009 11:07   Comments: 6
Burmese orphans fend for themselves after Cyclone Nargis

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Burmese orphans fend for themselves after Cyclone Nargis

PBS Wide Angle's "Eyes of the Storm" provides a glimpse inside secretive Myanmar, focusing on children who were orphaned by Cyclone Nargis last year -- a storm that killed more than 130,000 people and left millions homeless.

Posted: August 19, 2009 13:21   Comments: 2
Opposition leader arrested in Myanmar over U.S. intruder

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Opposition leader arrested in Myanmar over U.S. intruder

In Myanmar, pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was arrested again on Thursday and charged with violating the terms of her house arrest, which was supposed to conclude at the end of this month. An American man, John William Yettaw, swam across a lake and spent time at her home, though she reportedly told him to leave.

Posted: May 14, 2009 11:32   Comments: 1

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