Ana Pessoa Pinto

Ana Maria Pessoa Pereira da Silva Pinto (born January 5, 1956 in Bobonaro) is prosecutor general of East Timor (since 27 March 2009) and former Minister for State and Internal Administration[1] during the Alkatiri-lead Fretilin government from 2002 - 2007. She is a member of the Fretilin Central Committee. During the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) from 1999–2002, Pessoa was the Cabinet Member for the Interior before being appointed as the Justice Minister in the East Timor Transitional Administration (ETTA).[2]

More commonly known as Ana Pessoa, she was elected to the National Parliament in the 2007 legislative elections.

Her family originates from the western town of Maliana. A lawyer by training, she held a judicial position in Mozambique during the years of exile.

She is the former wife of José Ramos-Horta, the former president. They have a son, Loro.


  1. ^ "ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NUMBER OF SUCOS IN THE NATIONAL TERRITORY" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 November 2010. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
  2. ^ Cristalis, Irena (2005). Independent women: the story of women's activism in East Timor. Catholic Institute for International Relations. p. 105. ISBN 1-85287-317-5.

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