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· December, 2010

Stories about Timor-Leste from December, 2010

East Timor: Unsafe oil power project

  17 December 2010

La'o Hamutuk reports that the construction of an oil power plant in East Timor is encountering many problems. It observed that the project is characterized by “bad planning, dubious procurement procedures, incompetent contractors, illegal practices, poor oversight, and lack of transparency and accountability.”

East Timor: A day to celebrate Resistance and Emancipation

  7 December 2010

Blog Mundorama [pt] recently posted an article by the Brazilian international affairs researcher, Carolina Galdino, about East Timorese “resistance and will for emancipation”. Thirty five years ago today, on December 7, 1975, Indonesia invaded the country and the occupation lasted 24 years.

East Timor: A dirty capital in a pristine island

  7 December 2010

Edward Rees, from blog Peace Dividend Marketplace [en], writes about the reasons why Dili, the capital of East Timor, is “terribly dirty” these days: heavy rain storms, a building boom and increased consumption. He points that proper infrastructures still do not exist despite all the international aid and a growing...

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