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Jakarta Post

Comment: Santa Cruz 21 years on

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, November 19 2012   /  12:52 pm

Nov. 13, p. 6

The Santa Cruz cemetery in Dili was full of people on Nov. 1. In preparation for Nov. 2, the Day of the Spirits, they cleaned the tombstones and the graves, gave them a fresh coat of paint and bought candles for the following day.

As the small flower business in Timor Leste’s capital is still too costly for most people, residents resorted to asking for flowers from neighbors’ gardens or buying plastic bouquets. The flowers were brought to churches to be blessed, before they were laid at the grave of loved ones on Nov. 2. (By Ati Nurbaeti, Jakarta)

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This article focuses on impunity (read: vengeance against Indonesian Armed Forces). The crux of
the problems is not impunity but reconciliation.

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