Chilling reports from the trampled country:

"What has happened to all the monks?" Shari Villarosa, charge d'affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Yangon, was quoted as asking. "It's frightening. Something has happened. It's not like they all willingly left town."

The junta has taken over some monasteries for combat training. Arrests continue. As does Western investment. Round-up of recent news here.

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