18th years ago,today, November 12, 1991, the Indonesian armed forces gunned down in cold blood more than 271 young students at Santa Cruz Cemetery in a peaceful protest calling for referendum and independece for East Timor, today is known as Timor-Leste. To this day, 12th November 2009,parents and families continue to wait for the return of the remains of their loved ones.
" Honour and Glory to those who lost their lives in the name of justice and freedom"
- H.E. Ambassador Constancio Pinto currently is the Minister for Commerce,Industry and Environment, prior to this post, Ambassador Pinto served as the Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and Vice-Minister of Commerce, Industry and Environment of Timor-Leste. He served as Ambassador of Timor-Leste to the United States of America ( Nov. 2009 - August 2012) and to Mexico and Canada from (2011-2012); a leader of Timorese Resistance and author of East Timor Unfinished Struggle.