News in Review East Timor: Free At Last?

News in Review East Timor: Free At Last?

CBC foreign correspondent Patrick Brown takes us to this former part of Indonesia where highly coveted oil and gas reserves have consistently heightened tensions in the area and exacerbated violent repression, lootings and killings, in particular by the Indonesian army and army-backed militia groups. Despite an overwhelming vote for independence by the East Timorese, Indonesian attempts to retain control have led to another peacekeeping mission on the part of the world community – although in many people’s view it is a belated response. The international force led by Australia and in which Canada once again has a direct role struggles to restore and maintain order and repair the shattered lives of civilians.

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