Fleeing the Jurisdiction


Where the sun rises
August 6, 2007, 6:17 pm
Filed under: Development, Government, Timor-Leste

Banking around over the palm-fringed coastline in the small prop plane, Dili seemed like some forgotten seaside resort. A millionaire’s folly, a lavish plaything tossed unwanted into the undergrowth. Though at a distance, its grand colonial buildings, statues and plazas appeared wracked only by time and nature, the violent truth became obvious once my feet touched ground. Continue reading