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Burma – Despair, Disaster and Dictatorship

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Sign in Birma posting the \

Consider yourself lucky if you don’t live in Burma.

The country has been ruled by an oppressive military junta for more than 40 years. The people live in absolute poverty and desparation.

And to make things even worse, the country was hit by a devastating cyclone this past weekend.

More than 22,000 people are reported dead and some 40,000 people are still missing.

My heart goes out to the people of Burma.

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon

More Information:

The Irrawaddy – Covering Burma and Southeast Asia

BBC News – Asia Pacific

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Written by Thorsten

May 6, 2008 at 3:53 pm

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