10 Questions: Jose Ramos-Horta

Following the dismissal of 600 soldiers from East Timor's defense force in March, protests in Dili late last month erupted in the worst violence since the 1999 independence referendum, leaving several people dead and the capital on edge. The nation's Foreign Minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner visited Australia last week and talked to Time's Lisa Clausen about the quest for lasting peace, a career change and pumpkin farming.

There's been tension in the Army, and between the Army and police, for some time. Could this violence have been avoided?

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