Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Efforts To Expose Atrocities in Burma Win U.S. Envoy Recognition

Chargé ensured Burmese crackdowns received world attention

By Jane Morse
USINFO Staff Writer

Washington -- She may not have had the power to stop the brutality of the Burmese regime against peaceful demonstrators, but Shari Villarosa, chargé d'affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Rangoon, ensured that the world, as well as the citizens of Burma, was aware of the injustices against pro-democracy demonstrators..........

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice honored Villarosa’s efforts at a ceremony December 10 at the State Department in Washington, where Villarosa was named runner-up for the first Diplomacy for Freedom Award. The award honors U.S. diplomats for outstanding efforts to advance human dignity, end tyranny and promote democracy. The award is part of President Bush’s Freedom Agenda, aimed at advancing freedom and democracy around the world. (See related fact sheet.)......

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