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Shan State

The Hill Tribe People of Myanmar

Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D. | Posted 04.22.2015 | Travel
Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D.

There are over one hundred ethnic groups in Myanmar. Many can be found in the hills around the city of Keng Tung in the Shan State of Myanmar. The S...

PHOTOS: Guerrilla Charity In Myanmar

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 05.10.2012 | World
Olivia Katrandjian

Secretly crossing the Thailand-Myanmar border, sneaking past military checkpoints and landmines, is not something most people would call a vacation. But Dr. Pierre-Louise Olland and Serge Israel make the trip whenever they have time off work.

Burma's Opium Addiction

Posted 01.02.2012 | World

By Mong Palatino, The Diplomat Opium cultivation is on the increase in the Palaung communities in the northern Shan State of Burma. This fact was ...

Burmese Ceasefire Breaks Down In Shan State, Thousands Flee To China | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The ceasefire in northeastern Shan State between the Burmese military junta and several ethnic armies, including the Kokang and the Wa, was broken on ...