Myanmar frees prisoners

More than 200 political prisoners were freed in Myanmar last week. As a result, the U.S. upgraded diplomatic relations. It might also embolden the opposition and that might lead to pressure on the West to lift sanctions. It’s one of the most reclusive countries in the world. It’s opened up after 50 years of hard-line rule. Myanmar a neighbor of China represents a potential, key ally for the US in a troubled region.