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    The Karen's Survival in Burma

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     rpagnucco says he went to Burma to document the struggles of the Karen people. He says their strength is inspirational as they struggle to preserve their 2,000-year-old culture
    - davidw, CNN iReport producer

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Burma (aka Myanmar) last year, has been touted as a warming of relations between Burma and the United States. However Burma still remains a pariah state involved in genocide, human trafficking and the worldwide drug trade. Despite these facts little is known about what goes on inside of Burma. It has been reported that at anyone given time the Burmese military is engaged in over three to four civil conflicts. One of the conflicts against the Karen peoples has been going on for over 62 years.
    Join iReporter Raymond Pagnucco as he goes on Patrol with the Karen Nation Liberation Army and wittiness one of Burma's dirty secret wars against the Karen.
    After 62 years of resistance the Karen continue to hang on but at what cost and for how long? This news package takes a brief look at the Karen's struggle against the Burmese Military deep in the heart of Karen state, Burma. This was Shot in February 2011. Shot and produced by Raymond Pagnucco.

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