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Myanmar reforms failing to hit home
The easing of economic sanctions against Myanmar has had no clear effect for the nation's poor.
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2012 09:11

The president of Myanmar is heading to the United States for a landmark visit.

Thein Sein has steered his country through a series of reforms and is hoping the US will now start lifting sanctions.

But after half a century of military rule, many people have yet to feel the effects of the changes, as Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Yangon.

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