Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Jody Williams, Mairead Maguire, Dr. Shirin Ebadi, President Jose Ramos-Horta, Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Preisdent Oscar Arias Sanchez, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, and Betty Williams, who all are all super smart people, have written an open letter to NBC in regards to their new show ‘Stars Earn Stripes,’ which aired last night.
The open letter said that they believe that NBC is ‘glorifying’ war and combat by incorporating competition between stars and even though the show...Read Full Story
More than 1,200 UN forces are ready to intervene in East Timor's presidential election this weekend if there is an outbreak of major violence, according to the top UN official in the country.East Timor, which gained formal independence from Indonesia a decade ago, will hold its second presidential poll as a free country Saturday with a line-up that includes the incumbent Jose Ramos-Horta, a Nobel laureate.Ameerah Haq, the UN secretary-general's special representative for East Timor, told AFP...Read Full Story
East Timor is heading for a run-off in its presidential election, with the Nobel Prize-winning incumbent Jose Ramos-Horta out of the race, a polling official said Sunday.The preliminary results point to a second-round showdown between the opposition Fretilin party's Francisco "Lu Olo" Guterres and former guerrilla leader Taur Matan Ruak.Ramos-Horta, who shared the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize, was lagging in third place after more than 70 percent of votes were counted, election secretariat official...Read Full Story
US President Barack Obama has been urged by five former and present state leaders to join them at a meeting of Nobel Peace Prize winners in Hiroshima in November, the city said Tuesday.Obama, who won the prize in 2009 and has called for a world without nuclear weapons, has not yet responded to the request.The request was made in a letter signed by former presidents and Nobel Peace Prize laureates -- Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union, Lech Walesa of Poland, Frederik Willem de Klerk of...Read Full Story
East Timor's President Jose Ramos-Horta saw his fledgling nation's parliament as corrupt and ineffective and believed himself both "above local politics" and indispensable, leaked US memos show.American diplomats also felt Ramos-Horta had let his 1996 Nobel peace prize "go to his head" and that his global ambitions put him at odds with some of Timor's key allies, embassy cables released by WikiLeaks revealed.Seen as one of the Timor independence movement's heroes, Ramos-Horta was described as...Read Full Story
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Stay up to date on Jose Ramos-horta and track Jose Ramos-horta in pictures and the press. Ramos-Horta is the second president of East Timor since it's independence form Indonesia. He took office in May 2007. He is also the co-recipient of the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize and a former Prime Minister. Follow Jose Ramos-Horta here.