24 September 2008

East Timor's money dilemma

By Lucy Williamson BBC News 24/09/2008 - The goverment is sitting on lots of money, while people are still poor.

One day, perhaps, the place where Isabel sits will be a five-star hotel looking out onto the sea near the western corner of Dili's beach road.

But for now, six years after independence from Indonesia, there is just Isabel. Her flimsy bamboo stall shades her from the sun's glare, her tiny piles of tomatoes and garlic are waiting naked in the afternoon heat for a sale. Read the full story...

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