Obama takes on role as adviser and ally for Burma’s pro-democracy aspirations

By David Nakamura, November 14, 2014

RANGOON, Burma — “If you were the president of Burma,” a young man began as he questioned President Obama at a town-hall-style event Friday. The crowd at Yangon University laughed. So did their guest.

“You’re always popular in somebody else’s country,” Obama replied with a chuckle.

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