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Some traditional huts with a spectacular view in Quelicai, Timor Leste. #RuralScenes #TimorLeste #Huts Photo credit: www.globeimages.net/data/thumbnails/90/quelicai_east_timor.jpg

Despite Timor-Leste’s high expectations when it became independent from Indonesia in 2002, the country is ranked among the least developed countries in the world. It has found itself at the centre of international attention in the last decade, with one of the biggest interventions in UN history, as well as receiving amongst the highest per capita rates of bilateral assistance in the Asia-Pacific region. More info: http://www.cseashawaii.com/wordpress/2012/10/timor-leste-bookshelf/

This book describes the Timorese people’s extraordinary capacity to forgive as the most surprising thing author Felix Neto encountered there, something he had never seen elsewhere, despite having witnessed a wide variety of conflicts. More info: http://www.cseashawaii.com/wordpress/2012/10/timor-leste-bookshelf/