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John McCain's choice to manage the GOP convention this summer is lobbyist Doug Goodyear, whose firm once represented Burma's repressive regime.
Ríos Montt seized power in a coup d'état, that was quietly backed by the CIA, deposing General Romeo Lucas García. They set up a military junta with Ríos Montt at its head. The junta immediately suspended the constitution, shut down the legislature, set up secret tribunals, and began a campaign against political dissidents kidnapping, torture, and extra-judicial assassinations.
Originally posted by infinite
No the United States did not.
United Kingdom and the United States do not recognise the junta or the Country's name "Myanmar" (which the junta changed.)
Our two nations refer to it as Burma, as what the nation was called on independence from the British Empire.
Originally posted by ModernAcademia
what does that have to do with anything?
The campaign was on the verge of success -- the State Department was about to certify the
regime -- but the administration backed off amid pressure from the Hill, human rights groups and the