About Loro Horta
Loro Horta worked in Mozambique for several years, and served as an advisor to East Timors defence department
Articles by Loro Horta
The peaceful election and the acceptance of the results by East Timor's major party, the Frente Revolucionária de Timor-Leste Independente (Fretilin) suggest that some optimism confidence for the country's democratic future might be justified. But disturbing events and trends emerged during the campaign which have the potential to severely undermine the country's stability and even its very existence as a viable nation-state.
Loro Horta earned degrees at Sydney University and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He worked in Mozambique for several years, and served as an advisor to East Timor's defence department. He is the son of East Timor's new president, José Ramos Horta. The views expressed in his openDemocracy articles are his own.
Also by Loro Horta in openDemocracy:
"East Timor: a nation divided" (9 June 2006)
"A job from hell: Timor-Leste's prime minister"
(3 August 2006)