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zReportage.com Story of the Week #394 - Launched November 8, 2011 - Full multimedia experience: audio, stills, text and or video: Go to http://www.zReportage.com to see more - Mae Sot in western Thailand is home to one of the largest Burmese communities outside of Burma. An estimated 1 million migrants have chosen to labor in the sweatshops and factories of Thailand rather than strive for survival at home in neighboring Burma. The global economic downturn has made their prospects even bleaker. An estimated 120,000 migrant workers live in the Thai border town of Mae Sot. Many working in garment factories, while others have to take the dirty and dangerous jobs processing fish or spraying crops, all working for half minimum wage. Analysts say that unless there is a political settlement to restore democracy in Burma, the Burmese people will continue to flee the country and scatter across Southeast Asia. (Credit Image: © Narciso Contreras/zReportage.com/ZUMAPRESS.com)
zReportage.com Story of the Week #394 - Launched November 8, 2011 - Full multimedia experience: audio, stills, text and or video: Go to http://www.zReportage.com to see more - Mae Sot in western Thailand is home to one of the largest Burmese communities outside of Burma. An estimated 1 million migrants have chosen to labor in the sweatshops and factories of Thailand rather than strive for survival at home in neighboring Burma. The global economic downturn has made their prospects even...
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