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Myanmar Trafficking Downgrade Prompts Promises of Action, with Limits

Myanmar government officials, lawmakers and rights activists say the country should step up efforts to combat human trafficking following the United States’ recent decision to list Myanmar among the world’s worst countries for trafficking and forced labor. It remains unclear, however, how the new democratic government can address the problems since Myanmar’s powerful military continues to control the law enforcement authorities, while its commanders are allegedly responsible for specific...

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