José Ramos-Horta: A Personal Tribute to Madiba

José Ramos-Horta: A Personal Tribute to Madiba

Nobel Peace Laureates were to be gathering in South Africa in the second week of October as guests of our revered colleague and brother Archbishop Desmond Tutu and former President Frederik DeKlerk. The gathering, an annual event, to be held in Cape Town, was meant as...
Xanana Gusmao: Ebola is not just West Africa’s crisis

Xanana Gusmao: Ebola is not just West Africa’s crisis

When Timor-Leste (East Timor) suffered under the brutal Indonesian occupation from 1974 – 1999, Xanana Gusmao was the leader of the guerrilla independence forces in the island’s mountains. When the country gained independence and, in 2002, became the...
Benghazi Was Not the Beginning of the End

Benghazi Was Not the Beginning of the End

Nobel Peace Prize winner and Chairman of TheCommunity.com’s Advisory Board José Ramos-Horta puts some perspective on events in the Middle East. I share the civilized world’s revulsion at the destruction being wreaked by anti-US demonstrators in the Middle...
Long flight home

Long flight home

Dili-Singapore-Tokyo-Los Angeles. 37 1/2 hours straight in planes and airports. But I got a shower and five hours of sleep in Singapore, and overall a very comfortable flight on Singapore Air. Saw Mount Fuji at sunset coming into Tokyo. The experience of the Japanese...
Last road trip in Timor-Leste

Last road trip in Timor-Leste

I expect this to be my last Sunday in East Timor. Brian Pinkowski, an anti-corruption expert on a project in Timor, goes out every Sunday snorkeling and diving, so this week I tagged along with him. I just splash around in the waves while he does serious stuff out by...
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