Myanmar vote boosts hopes of lifting US sanctions if military accepts the results

The United States on Monday (Nov 9) welcomed Myanmar’s election as a victory for the people, and the vote appeared to raise prospects of a further lifting of US sanctions – provided the military accepts the results. While highlighting encouraging signs from Sunday’s poll, Washington remained cautious and said it would watch for the democratic […]

A home away from home: America’s largest Myanmar community

The United States has a number of large Myanmar communities, spread right across the country. But curiously, the largest Myanmar population is based in Fort Wayne, in the US state of Indiana. It is grown from a handful of people in the early 1990s to several thousand people today. Supermarkets have also sprung up to […]

US Green Cards available for Myanmar’s rich

A scheme allowing affluent foreigners to invest in the United States in return for permanent residency has reached Myanmar. The US government’s EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, gives wealthy people the chance to obtain a Green Card in return for investing in construction projects in the US. It was launched in 1990, to “stimulate the US […]