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Government presented to the National Parliament the contingency plan to prevent the coronavirus outbreak

04 of February of 2020, 12:53h The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Dionísio Babo Soares, accompanied by the Acting Minister o...

11 September 2008

Timor veteran lobby wants financial recognition

ABC Online 11 September 2008 11:32:48 Presenter: Stephanie March - In East Timor a group claiming to represent 200 former resistance fighters is demanding financial recognition for its contribution to the country's independence struggle. They say they shouldn't have to wait until next year for government action. The group call themselves 'The Petitioners' - a similar name to the group of 600 soldiers who mutinied in 2006, sparking months of bloody violence. But this new group claims to have a more honorable cause. Speakers: Anacleto Belo, former resistance fighter and spokesperson for the petitioning veterans; Mario Reis, State Secretary for Veterans and National Liberation; Jose Sousa Santos, Youth Worker at Uma Juventude Read more...

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