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· January, 2008

Stories about Timor-Leste from January, 2008

East Timor: On Suharto's death

In late 1975, East Timor was invaded and occupied by Indonesia, which led to a 24 year rule and it is estimated that up to 200,000 people, one-third of the...

East Timor: Suharto is dead

Many East Timor blogs are reacting to Suharto's death. Here is what Pedro Fontela [pt] says: “Suharto, the former Indonesian dictator, died at last. I lack the hypocrisy to suggest...

Lusosphere: Child survival

UNICEF has just published its annual analysis of the mortality rate of children under 5 years. Among the conclusions, Angola, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe, East Timor and...

East Timor: The silence of the media

Malai Azul [pt] tries to understand the silence of the media when it comes to East Timor's issues. “I am talking about Lusa Agency's work, or the lack of work,...

Bosnia & Herzegovina, East Timor: A Comparison?

Greater Surbiton writes about East Timorese and Bosnian genocides and the double standards used by some when assessing the human losses: “Unfortunately, many of the same people who highlight the...

East Timor: Miserable shelters

Fábrica de Blogs [pt] comments on the havoc caused by the rains and the situation of those who have lost their homes in East Timor. “Is there any plausible explanation...

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