Wednesday, November 21, 2007

New Proposed US Sanctions Target Burmese Gems

Source: VOA News

A major gem auction is underway in Burma despite tightening Western sanctions that include calls for a boycott of Burmese gems. The sanctions follow the Burmese government's crackdown on pro-democracy protests and are aimed at stopping the trade in so-called "blood rubies" and other Burmese gems. VOA's Bill Rodgers reports.

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