via Los Angeles Times The people of Myanmar got their first taste of democracy in two decades Sunday when they elected popular opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi to a seat in parliament, according to her party, ushering in a new political era in the long-isolated Southeast Asian nation. Hundreds of people cheered and shouted […]

  Myanmar activist Aung San Suu Kyi was released from house arrest Saturday to a throng of thousands of supporters trying to reach out and shake her hand. “I’m very happy to see you all again,” she told the crowd gathered near her home in Yangon. Witnesses and police said she had been released. Her […]