Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Myanmar update

More than 2,000 foreign buyers flocked to a gem auction in Myanmar, government media said Tuesday, despite international calls for a boycott after military leaders brutally crushed pro-democracy demonstrations.

Who knew that Myanmar produces up to 90 percent of the world's rubies, as well as a lot of other gems? The 2,000 foreign buyers who'd rather have these gems than support human rights.

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