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The day after Kissinger left Djakarta in 1975, the Armed Forces of Indonesia employed American weapons to invade and subjugate the independent former Portuguese colony of East Timor. Isaacson gives a figure of 100,000 deaths resulting from the occupation, or one-seventh of the population, and there are good judges who put this estimate on the low side. Kissinger was furious when news of his own collusion was leaked, because as well as breaking international law the Indonesians were also violating an agreement with the United States....

Christopher Hitchens, Anglo-American author.


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Overview: Timor Leste


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Profile: Timor Leste

- Timeline

- Political structure

- Population,

- Education  

- Health

- Welfare

- Main cities

- Languages spoken

- Media

- Economy

- Agriculture

- Industry and manufacturing

- Tourism

- Mining,

- Hydrocarbons

- Energy

- Financial markets

- Banking and insurance

- Time

- Geography

- Climate

- Dress codes

- Entry requirements

- Health (for visitors)

- Hotels

- Credit cards

- Public holidays

- Working hours

- Telecommunications

- Electricity

- Social customs and useful tips

- Security

- Getting there

- Getting about

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Key Facts

Key Facts:

Key Facts
Official name: República Democrática de Timor-Leste (Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste)
Head of State: President José Maria Vasconcelos, more popularly known under his nom de guerre,Taur Matan Ruak (from 20 May 2012)
Head of government: Prime Minister Rui Maria Araújo (Fretilin) from 16 Feb 2015)
Ruling party: Coalition led by Conselho Nacional de Reconstrução de Timor (CNRT) (National Congress for Timorese Reconstruction), with Partido Democrático (PD) (Democratic Party) and Frente de Reconstrução Nacional de Timor-Leste (Mudança) (Front for National Reconstruction of Timor-Leste (Change)) (from 2007; re-elected 7 Jul 2012)
Area: 19,000 square km
Population: 1.23 million (2014)* (1,066,582; 2010, census figure)
Capital: Díli
Official language: Portuguese and Tetum (Portuguese is the language of documentation).
Currency: US dollar (US$) = 100 cents (adopted as transitional currency, Jan 2000)
Exchange rate: US$1.00 per US$ (Jul 2014)
GDP per capita: US$3,638 (2014)*
GDP real growth: 6.56% (2014)*
GDP: US$4.48 billion (2014)*
Inflation: 2.49% (2014)
Balance of trade: -US$748.80 million (2014)
Foreign debt: US$43.00 million (2012)
Annual FDI: US$47.07 million (2011)
* estimated figure


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