Secretary of State Clinton Visits Myanmar

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Myanmar (Burma) on the first visit by such a senior American diplomat in 50 years. Clinton says she is "quite hopeful" that reforms undertaken by the government could lead to a broader "movement for change". She is due to meet Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and President Thein Sein on her two-day visit. No American politician of her seniority has visited since an army takeover in 1962. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Steven Lee Myers of the New York Times, who is traveling with Secretary Clinton. Reform in Myanmar: Nov 7, 2010: First polls in 20 years Lebanon and Israel exchange gun fire Nov 13, 2010: Aung San Suu Kyi freed from house arrest Mar 30, 2011: Transfer of power to new government complete Aug 14: Aung San Suu Kyi allowed to leave Rangoon on political visit Aug 19: Aung San Suu Kyi meets Burmese President Thein Sein Oct 6: Human rights commission established Oct 12: More than 200 political prisoners freed Oct 13: New labor laws allowing unions passed Nov 17: Burma granted Asean chair in 2014 Nov 18: NLD says it is rejoining political process
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