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    Watchdog group says Chevron complicit in Myanmar

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    By Michael Erman

    NEW YORK | Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:39am EDT

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A human rights watchdog group on Tuesday accused Chevron Corp (CVX.N) of complicity in human rights abuses along a natural gas pipeline in Myanmar in which it holds a stake and said Chevron could be sued.

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    Burma seems to be coming out of its isolation. That's a good thing.
     
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    Myanmar comin' outta its dark ages...
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    EU agrees to halt sanctions on Myanmar
    Fri, Apr 20, 2012 - JAPANESE HELP: Tokyo is reportedly planning to waive Myanmar’s US$3.7 billion debt and resume suspended assistance to the impoverished country
     
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    Economy grew at 5.5% in spite of sanctions...
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    Did economic sanctions play a role in Burma's reform?
    22 April 2012 - Tourism to sites like the Shwedagon pagoda contributed to Burma's economic growth last year

     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - squeeze `em till dey say 'uncle'...
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    Syria says sanctions have cost country $4 billion
    23 May`12 – Syria's oil minister blamed international sanctions Wednesday for shortages of cooking gas and other basic goods, saying the measures have bled $4 billion from the nation's ailing economy.
     
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    I'm not buying any of it, and I don't agree with the aid.

    The Generals are still in power, and will remain in power as long as the west empowers them. I think the opening up is a shadow game.

    It's such a beautiful country and such lovely people...they deserve so much better.
     
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    Much better to open up Burma to the outside world than to try to isolate it.
     
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    Artevelde -

    I take your poiint, but I disagree.

    I think the aid will keep the Generals in power, whereas isolation would eventually have seen the Generals falls.
     
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    Yes, that strategy has worked wonders over the last few decades hey?
     

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