While there is a significant population of Muslims still living in Dili, the greatest majority of the pre-independence population of Muslims were Indonesians who have returned to Indonesia.
A few months ago, I trained a local peacebuilder, and have just now returned from accompanying him to this place. He convened a meeting with local chiefs and youth leaders to propose and have them consider creating a Peace Club for youth.
This area near the razed Comoro market, is regarded as a "hot spot" in the recent conflict between Loromonu (west) and Lorosa'e (east) fighters, and the youth gang-based conflict that has destroyed so much of the city of Dili .
Ainda bem que acabou os conflito, não é mesmo?
Parabéns pelo registro, para divulgar pelo mundo este lugar, onde houve conflito!
Um grande abraço, de Dourados - Ms - Brazil.
Thankyou for your visit to my gallery, Paulo. Thanks also for your concern for Timor Leste. As Portugese is an official language in Timor Leste, there are quite a number of Brasilians working in Dili. Some are involved in NGOs, others in business, and others in churches.
President Ramos-Horta returned home a hero and martyr only yesterday, sufficiently recovered from the attempted abduction and assassination attempt.
There is hope for Timor Leste.
Um grande abraço from Sydney.
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Photo taken in Díli, East Timor
Misplaced? Suggest new location