Timor again (sorry Lou)

Julio Fernández Baraibar julfb at SPAMsinectis.com.ar
Tue Nov 16 22:15:34 MST 1999

As always, a lot of information, a good analysis and an extraordinary
knowledge about the old portuguese empire.
Thank you for this message.

Julio F.B.

> Australia doesn't have a constituency among the east-timorese elites and
> absolutely no appeal on the imagination of the popular masses. There is
> a sizable community of east-timorese on exile in Australia but they have
> no sympathy for the country, except for some groups that have been
> active organizing solidarity with them, such as the DSP. I believe very
> few (if any at all) are economically active there, sending remittances
> home. The australian dollar is unknown in East-Timor. It's a world too
> distant and completely appart. At least that's my impression. Maybe some
> australian comrades could give us more complete information on this.

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