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 El Papa dio una misa multitudinaria en Myanmar el pasado 29 de noviembre de 2017. Foto: EPA-EFE/NYEIN CHAN NAING

The Pontiff opted for the conciliatory path during his first official visit to Myanmar and did not denounce the persecution of the Muslim Rohingya community in the country.

Mounting evidence of genocide of Rohingyas in Myanmar, says rights group

 11/15/2017 - 02:07
Rohingya refugee children in a makeshift camp at the beach at the Myanmar-Bangladesh border near the town of Maungsaw, Rakhine State, western Myanmar, 12 November 2017. EPA-EFE FILE/HEIN HTET

 Myanmar denies citizenship to the Rohingyas, a Muslim minority - considering them illegal immigrants from Bangladesh - and imposes multiple restrictions on them including restrictions on their movement. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday is scheduled to visit Myanmar to meet with the country's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss the conflict.

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[OP-ED]: On North Korea, hope is not a strategy

 07/11/2017 - 15:46
Kim Jong Un is a young man but has been highly effective at preserving his authority. He has secured the support of the military and sidelined or killed anyone who threatened his grip on power -- including his uncle and, allegedly, his half-brother. EFE

In Washington, there is a conventional wisdom on North Korea that spans both parties and much of elite opinion. It goes roughly like this: North Korea is the world’s most bizarre country, run by a crackpot dictator with a strange haircut. He is unpredictable and irrational and cannot be negotiated with. Eventually this weird and cruel regime will collapse. Meanwhile, the only solution is more and more pressure. But what if the conventional wisdom is wrong?

[OP-ED]: En Corea del Norte, la esperanza no es una estrategia

 07/11/2017 - 15:43
Kim Jong Un es un hombre joven pero ha sido altamente efectivo preservando su autoridad. Ha asegurado el apoyo de los militares y ha rechazado o matado a cualquiera que amenazó su control en el poder; incluyendo su tío y supuestamente, su medio hermano. EFE

En Washington hay una sabiduría convencional sobre Corea del Norte que alcanza a ambos partidos y a la mayoría de la opinión de las élites. Esto sería más o menos así: Corea del Norte es el país más extraño del mundo, gobernado por un dictador excéntrico con un raro corte de pelo. Él es impredecible e irracional y no se puede negociar con esta persona. A la larga, este régimen extraño y cruel colapsará. Mientras tanto, la única solución es más y más presión. Pero ¿Qué sucede si la sabiduría convencional se equivoca?

UN Human Rights chief warns that Rohingyas in Myanmar face ethnic cleansing

 09/12/2017 - 03:51
A Rohingya boy stands on a street carrying bottles of water in front a newly built camp in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, Sept. 11, 2017. EPA/ABIR ABDULLAH

Top U.N. human rights official, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, accused Myanmar of a “brutal” campaign against Rohingya Muslims,denouncing illegal killings, rape and other human atrocities. The Dalai Lama also joined other international leaders, including the White House, in condemning the violence in Myanmar, a Buddhist majority country. 

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