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Friday, November 14th, 2014

President Obama fostering human rights and partnership with Myanmar

Obama meets Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi at home where she was kept under arrest.                 Image:  Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press   BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 15 hours ago President Barack Obama gave a blunt assessment Friday of the need for further reform in Myanmar's move toward democracy, weighing into sensitive controversies over… [Read Full Article]
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Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Discover Myanmar's historical treasures

Editor's note: CNN's On the Road series explores the culture, heritage and customs of a country, covering popular culture, food and drink, design and architecture, sport, technology and innovation. This month, we bring you greater insight into Myanmar, revealing the places, the people and the passions unique to this intriguing south-east Asian nation. Watch the episodes at 2300 on October… [Read Full Article]
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Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Tuesday Travel Tip: How to Travel Responsibly in Burma

Now that Burma has begun to take it’s first cautious steps towards democracy, is it okay to travel there? In this week’s Tuesday Travel Tip, I’ll be looking particularly at the question of traveling to Burma. Is it safe and ethical for foreigners to go there? And if so, how can we as responsible travelers, use tourism to support the… [Read Full Article]
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Thursday, June 21th, 2012

The End of Isolation

Part II: Democratic Reform Arrives in BurmaClinton and Suu Kyi in Yangon, photo copyright Paula BronsteinFor the last quarter century, the name Myanmar has conjured an image à propos to the pages of Heart of Darkness: a mysterious almost surreal place, marred by the iron fist of the military junta and synonymous with the worst human rights violations. The pariah… [Read Full Article]
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Thursday, June 14th, 2012

25 Years of Isolation

Part I: The History Behind the Burma Travel BoycottBurmese Freedom Fighter Aung San Suu KyiApril 2012 was a landmark month for Myanmar (formerly known as Burma); as ex-political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi was elected to parliament, President Barack Obama dropped the 16-year US travel boycott against the country. Over the past 50 years, Burma had been one of the most… [Read Full Article]
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