Obama walks a fine line with Myanmar president's landmark visit




 
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Obama walks a fine line with Myanmar president's landmark visit
 
May 20th, 2013  
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Obama walks a fine line with Myanmar president's landmark visit
By Paul Eckert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will walk a fine line between fostering a U.S. ally in China's backyard and trying to defend human rights when the president of Myanmar becomes the first head of his country to visit the White House in 47 years on Monday. Rights groups and some U.S. lawmakers fear Obama has moved too quickly since forging a dramatic breakthrough in relations in 2011 after half a century of military rule in Myanmar, also known as Burma. U.S. ...




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