Portugal

Hope in times of crisis

Print edition : October 28, 2016

At the Portuguese Communist Party office in Lisbon, two of its leaders, Jose Angelo Alves (left) and Aquino Noronha. Photo: VIJAY PRASHAD

Nepali boys at Lisbon’s train station. Their families are in Portugal to try and make a living. It is tough, with official unemployment figures showing that over a third of the young people in the country cannot find jobs. Photo: VIJAY PRASHAD

The inheritance of Portugal’s 1974 revolution was squandered in the 30 years of neoliberal policies and the past decade of austerity. With the Socialists at the wheel and the Left at their shoulder, a brief window is now open to restore public trust in the country’s institutions.
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