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· April, 2008

Stories about Timor-Leste from April, 2008

East Timor: On the shortage of rice

Ângela Carrascalão [pt] describes how rice entered East Timor via Indonesia, substituting native corn, and the problem the country now faces in times of food shortage: “When it was no...

Lusosphera: Remembering the Carnation Revolution

On April 25 1974, 34 years today, Portugal's 40-year fascist dictatorship, the longest in the history of Western Europe, came to an end with the Carnation Revolution, which also brought...

East Timor: Lifting of State of Emergency

As the state of emergency and associated curfew has been lifted in East Timor, Dili-gence feels “bamboozled” by the President’s statements of late.

East Timor: Ramos Horta is back home in the anniversary of massacre in Dili

Ângela Carrascalão [pt] is pondering about justice: “The day that Ramos Horta returned to his country coincides with the 9th anniversary of the massacre in Dili. In my brother Manuel's...

East Timor President returns home

Xanana Republic Gazette describes how the East Timor President was greeted by his people when he arrived back in the country. An onlooker described the returning president as “frail but...

East Timor: What commentators don't say about Tibet

On publishing a Guardian video about the situation in Tibet, Daniel Arruda [pt] comments: “The sentences are clear: “China does not want the reality of Tibet to be known” or...

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