September 30, 2012

Burma's Long Road to Freedom

Charles Sennott, Global Post

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Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded the Vaclav Havel Prize for Creative Dissent at the San Francisco Freedom Forum. Her safe acceptance speech made it clear that she is becoming a political leader.

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