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Across China's Border, Myanmar's Fate Is A Question Of Drugs As Much As Democracy

12/01/2011 03:59 pm ET

Most people have probably never heard of this place named Ruili. And yet it should be mentioned in the same breath with the world's other capitals of globalized crime: like the mafia base Gioia Tauro in the Italian region of Calabria, the European center of human trafficking in Veleshta, Macedonia, and Ciudad del Este, in Paraguay, where the black market is legal and no goods are taxed.

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