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· January, 2008

Stories about Timor-Leste from January, 2008

East Timor: On Suharto's death

  28 January 2008

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 local population, died as a result of it. This invasion was commanded by General Suharto, Indonesia's former dictator. Here is how a few bloggers connected to East Timor reacted to the news of his death at the age of 86 this Sunday January, 27.

East Timor: Suharto is dead

  28 January 2008

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 that it can feel any pitty. It is one less tyrant genocidal in the world, good for us! May there...

Lusosphere: Child survival

  25 January 2008

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 Cape Verde have rates far above the admissible, considering Brazil as the standard intermediate and Portugal as the only one...

East Timor: The silence of the media

  20 January 2008

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, in East Timor. About their systematic silencing about what is going on in East Timor, in almost every level. About...

Bosnia & Herzegovina, East Timor: A Comparison?

  14 January 2008

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 extent of East Timorese suffering, such as Noam Chomsky, John Pilger, Edward Herman and David Peterson, actually go out of...

East Timor: Miserable shelters

  7 January 2008

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 for us to understand the reasons for the abandonment that those left in miserable shelters are going through?”. See a...

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