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 […]

  via   Security was tight in Myanmar on Sunday as voters participated in the country’s first election in 20 years — a contest critics say is aimed at creating a facade of democracy. Riot police roamed streets in the city of Yangon, the former national capital that is also known as Rangoon. Election […]