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  • Leslie Kean and Dennis Bernstein did an explosive cover story on the Nation magazine; Burma’s Dictatorship of Drugs. Leslie Kean who spent a couple of months in Burma earlier this year talks about Steven Law the son of the biggest drug dealer in Burma, and the other major drug dealers and operations in Burma. Dennis Bernstein who is a Pacifica correspondent, talks about the role of CIA working against DEA in Burma. He also explains the...
    December 11, 1996 | Story
  • The Clinton Administration Thursday urged U.S. citizens not to travel to Burma in light the Burmese military’s massive crackdown on democracy activists. In the past few days, the soldiers have rounded up and detained over 200 pro- democracy activists on the eve of a party Congress of the National League for Democracy, the opposition party led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi (Chee). The Congress coincides with the 6th...
    May 24, 1996 | Story