Obama offers praise and pressure on historic Myanmar trip




 
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Obama offers praise and pressure on historic Myanmar trip
 
November 19th, 2012  
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Obama offers praise and pressure on historic Myanmar trip
YANGON (Reuters) - Barack Obama became the first serving U.S. president to visit Myanmar on Monday, trying during a whirlwind six-hour trip to strike a balance between praising the government's progress in shaking off military rule and pressing for more reform. Obama, who was greeted by enthusiastic crowds in the former capital, Yangon, met President Thein Sein, a former junta member who has spearheaded reforms since taking office in March 2011, and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. ...




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