Burma Peace Talks – Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is willing to mediate an end to violence between the government and the country’s ethnic minority groups, which could lead to a formal invitation from the government to participate in negotiations with Kachin rebels, the Guardianreports. Suu Kyi made the announcement on Union Day on Feb. 12, which celebrates the day in 1947 when her father signed an agreement with leaders of Burma’s ethnic minorities to gain independence from British colonial rule, the daily points out. The Nobel laureate has drawn fierce criticism for not taking part in peace talks regarding the Kachin conflict, notes Al Jazeera.

Peruvian Amazon Gas – The Guardian reports that energy company Pluspetrol is eyeing gas reserves at Manú National Park in the Peruvian Amazon.  The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) says the biodiversity at the national park “exceeds…

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