East Timor

Daniel talks with Jay Solomon, Wall Street Journal reporter based in Jakarta, about the role coffee has played in the conflict in East Timor. The Indonesian military has used profits from the coffee crops to fund their brutal regime in East Timor as well as terrorizing the farmers to keep them from voting for independence from Indonesia.



Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor

Support comes from