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Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese Social Democratic stateswoman, politician and president of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Myanmar.




Burma at the Crossroads

This fall, Burma is scheduled to hold a historic presidential election. But with ongoing persecution of ethnic minorities and many other human rights issues, many wonder if it is ready for true reform. It was only four years ago that President Obama became the first sitting president to visit Burma. This followed Obama’s “Pivot to Asia” campaign promise, and has since led to an easing of sanctions against the country and multiple meetings with Nobel Peace Prize-winning Burmese icon Aung...

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News Wrap: GOP-controlled House greenlights Keystone XL bill

Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: The long-delayed and much fought-over Keystone XL pipeline is back on Congress to-do list. It won a new vote of support today in the U.S. House, and headed for the Senate, propelled by the midterm elections. Parts of the massive pipeline already exist, and new parts are being built every day, including this pumping station in Hartford, Missouri. Now the Republican-controlled House has approved the final phase of Keystone for the ninth...

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In Myanmar, Obama Holds News Conference With Opposition Leader

Usually when the president visits another country, he holds a joint media opportunity with his counterpart. But in Myanmar, also known as Burma, he met reporters together with Aung San Suu Kyi.

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News Wrap: Liberia lifts state of emergency

Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: President Obama and Republicans in Congress moved closer to confrontation today over immigration reform. There was word the president will issue an executive order as early as next week. The New York Times reported he plans to shield up to five million undocumented immigrants from deportation. Many could receive work permits. That drew fresh warnings from the top House Republican, Speaker John Boehner. REP. JOHN BOEHNER, Speaker of the House:...

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Obama visits Beijing on push to expand trade with Asia – Part 1

Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSAPEC Summit a ‘big moment’ for China’s relationship with world powers What to watch at Asia’s APEC summit Snapshots of APEC summit in China GWEN IFILL: During President Obamas first term as commander in chief, his administration signaled a new priority in Americas foreign policy, the so-called Asia pivot. But three years of multiple crises on other continents, and at home, have distracted the administration from that goal. Starting in China,...

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Clock Is Ticking For Aung San Suu Kyi's Presidential Bid

An unusual constitutional rule stands in between Myanmar's most famous political prisoner and the presidency. And despite popular protest, an amendment, at the moment, appears unlikely.

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Will development overshadow Myanmar’s rich cultural history?

Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Now part two of Jeffrey Browns look at Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma. RELATED LINKSInside Myanmar’s transition from isolation to openness What’s the future for Myanmar’s architectural past? Myanmar’s democracy transition marred by anti-Muslim rhetoric and violence After years of turmoil, the military government is moving toward political reform. But, as the country begins to open up to the outside world, theres a new concern: how...

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Inside Myanmar’s transition from isolation to openness

Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: In 2007, the world got a horrific peek inside the closed world of Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, as the military regime brutally crushed the Saffron Revolution, led by monks and students demanding political freedom. RELATED LINKSIn race to develop Myanmar, government grabs farmland for factories Myanmar’s democracy transition marred by anti-Muslim rhetoric and violence New chapter begins for U.S. relations with Myanmar, though...

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Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Walks Fine Line In Her New Role

The Myanmar opposition leader is being criticized for cooperating with the former military rulers who kept her under house arrest for nearly two decades. But supporters say she is trying to show she has what it takes to lead the nation.

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Aung San Suu Kyi Makes Midwest Detour On U.S. Visit

In her 17 day trip to the U.S., Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has stopped in places you'd expect like Washington, D.C., and New York City. But on Tuesday she's set to speak in Fort Wayne, Ind. The city is home to one of the largest Burmese-American communities in the country.

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For Myanmar Activist, A Welcome 40 Years In Waiting

Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has been honored and celebrated on her first visit to the U.S. in 40 years. In various speeches, she's talked about learning to compromise with former military men in Myanmar's parliament who kept her under house arrest for years.

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Aung San Suu Kyi Makes First U.S. Trip In Decades

Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has gone from political prisoner to globe-trotting stateswoman and now she's in Washington to pick up numerous awards, including the highest honor from Congress. Her first public appearance is at the U.S. Institute of Peace, where she will speak along with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who visited Suu Kyi's house in Burma.

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'Like Our Own Mother': Aung San Suu Kyi In Thailand

Myanmar's opposition leader dazzled in her first trip abroad in more than two decades, but her attention to Burmese refugees showed her political situation at home remains precarious.

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Suu Kyi: Be Wary Of 'Reckless Optimism' In Myanmar

Myanmar's opposition leader, Aung Sang Suu Kyi is expected to ask for more aid and investment in her country in a speech on Friday. Suu Kyi, who is making her first visit outside Burma for 24 years, is due to addresses the South East Asia Economic Forum in Bangkok.

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Suu Kyi's First Trip Out Of Myanmar Signals New Era

Thousands of migrants from Myanmar turned out to greet opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during her visit to Thailand. It was her first trip outside Burma for 24 years. Suu Kyi is attending an economic forum in Bangkok, and is also expected to visit refugee camps on the Thai-Burmese border.

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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Suu Kyi Travels To Thailand

Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has left Myanmar for the first time in more than two decades. Her first trip out of the country formerly known as Burma is on a short hop to Thailand to meet with refugees and attend the World Economic Forum on East Asia.

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