Burma: The U.S. Can't Act Alone

Six years have elapsed since Nobel prizewinner Aung San Suu Kyi and her party won a democratic election in Burma but were prevented from taking power by the military. Suu Kyi spent most of those years under house arrest. Then, last summer, pressure from Japan secured her release. As a consequence, foreign investment began to pour into Burma. But on May 26, as she tried to convene a party congress in Rangoon, more than 260 of Suu Kyi's supporters were arrested by the military junta. Today in Burma, there is no free press, no freedom of assembly, no basic human rights.

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