Tuesday Nov 12, 1991
Santa Cruz massacre
Santa Cruz Cemetery, Rua De Santa Cruz, Dili, Timor-Leste
By the mid-1980s, he was a major leader. During the early 1990s, Gusmão became deeply involved in diplomacy and media management, and was instrumental in alerting the world to the massacre in Dili that occurred in Santa Cruz on 12 November 1991.