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How East Timor went from democratic success to failed petro-state

Hunger and hopelessness will persist without a complete economic overhaul

| East Timor
A vendor waits for customers at a traditional market in Dili on Apr. 16: there are no income streams of note.   © Reuters

Ian Lloyd Neubauer is a freelance journalist based in Indonesia.

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