By Julian Pecquet - 10/02/12 12:26 PM EDT
New ties: Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal Wolin meets today with Burma's industry minister, Soe Thane, and Burmese Ambassador to the U.S. Than Swe.
In other news:
The U.S. has pulled all official government personnel from Benghazi three weeks after the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate. [The Washington Post]
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is accusing the campaign of his rival, Henrique Capriles, of getting drug trafficking funds. [The Telegraph]
The U.S. is abandoning hope for a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan. [The New York Times]
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