Portuguese-speaking East Timor wants more cooperation with Brazil

Brazil is seen as a potential partner to help solve the main obstacle to the Timorese economy: the lack of diversification. Most of the country's finances come from oil, and the desire is to invest in the production of basic necessities to take advantage of the agricultural potential.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One of the first memories that the current ambassador of East Timor in Brasília, Olímpio Miranda Branco, 68, has of Brazil are the pages of Manchete magazine, which he and his aunts' colleagues stole from the extinct Brazilian weekly publication.

In the 1970s, after all, Brazil was a kind of big brother that had long since achieved independence from Portugal. The Southeast Asian country would separate in 1975 but soon saw . . .

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