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US Signals Changes in Economic Ties with Myanmar

The United States pulled its ambassador from Myanmar in 1990 after the military refused to cede power to a civilian government. U.S. sanctions were imposed in 1997 and have been in place in some form ever since. Here is a look at those sanctions: What prompted the sanctions? The diplomatic rift between Burma and the United States began after mass protests over economic mismanagement in 1988 led the military to suppress the protests and launch a coup. In September of that year, the...

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