Democracy’s Hero

Democracy’s Hero

Dili, Timor-Leste – Few individuals embody the spirit of democracy more than José Ramos-Horta. A founding father of Timor-Leste, Ramos-Horta has selflessly dedicated his life to fighting for freedom and independence for his fellow Timorese and for the cause of human...
Biography

Biography

Early life José Ramos-Horta, the President of Timor-Leste, was born on 26 December, 1949, in Dili, Timor-Leste (East Timor). He had 11 brothers and sisters, three of whom were killed during the Indonesian occupation. Ramos-Horta began his career in journalism in 1969...