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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (4): 119–124.
Published: 01 December 2017
... began when Portugal joined the European Union in 1986. For the next 14 years, it was easy for the Portuguese to access credit for vacations or houses or cars, or, really, anything else. Then, in 2011, the country nearly defaulted on its debts, we received an $83-billion bailout from the European Union...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (4): 47–56.
Published: 01 December 2014
... of Europe don’t seem to be helping that at all. Indeed, it’s just getting worse. Soares: At the present moment, much is in flux in Europe at large. I have been in permanent contact with the European Parliament and even today I was talking with a Portuguese MP who believes that everything is changing...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (3): 107–111.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Central Bank assumed policing duties for all euro-zone banks. Portuguese citizens were relieved. To them, it seemed that the Bank of Portugal had failed to protect the country’s economy from the risk posed by Banco Espírito Santo’s bad loans and investments. Speaking on behalf of more than 2,000 small...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (1): 33–42.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Marvin Howe This outreach to the Muslim minority is only one chapter in the ongoing saga of the ambivalent attitudes of Iberians toward Islam and their own Islamic heritage. Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, many Spaniards and even some Portuguese regard...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (4): 39–45.
Published: 01 December 2012
... other languages—the English that became dominant in West and East Africa, the French of West and Central Africa, and the Portuguese spoken mainly in southern Africa. Post-independence Africa is still tied to these languages. Though there have been calls for the promotion of indigenous languages...
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World Policy Journal (2002) 19 (2): 76–87.
Published: 01 June 2002
..., most benevolent, and possibly pelago, about 400 miles north of Australia. most successful colonization since the Mid­ First settled by the Portuguese in the seven­ dle Ages. But, in carrying out its mandate, teenth century, the island was divided in u n t a e t made mistakes...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (4): 108–119.
Published: 01 December 2014
... to the settlers. Today, walking through these cities, it’s still possible to hear Italian exclamations or Portuguese spoken with an Italian accent. “It is easy to get into Brazil, but it is hard to stay here and work regularly,” Ventura observes. “There are rights, but they are limited, and it is hard...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (3): 112–122.
Published: 01 September 2015
... nervously as armed rebellion, not to mention Spanish and Portuguese forces, ran rampant across the South American continent. Fearful the British might seize the opportunity to move into the vacuum, Monroe finally decided to act, choosing his words in his State of the Union Address most carefully...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (4): 120–129.
Published: 01 December 2014
... in the middle of September. The building, a precise replica of Milan’s magnificent La Scala and inaugurated July 30, 1793 by Queen Maria I, is empty. The Portuguese government had been forced to cut its subsidy in half, slashing €15 million ($18 million). Instead of performing, the great singers were hanging...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (4): 1–2.
Published: 01 December 2012
... become a model for the developed world. One entrenched legacy of the colonial era is the continent’s languages—English, French, and Portuguese. Oyenike Adeosun describes the difficult linguistic choices Africans must make if they are to prosper in a globalized world. Finally, Fidelis Allen, from his...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (1): 47–56.
Published: 01 March 2016
... have is a blog that I write in Portuguese and English. Everything that I write, I write in Portuguese and English. That’s the way that I create connections with black people around the world. It’s a way to denounce racism but also to make people aware of what they should expect when they come to my...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (2): 36–43.
Published: 01 June 2012
... the glittering blue waters brought Portuguese colonists to the shores of Angola. More recently, the coastal waters greeted another arriving force—shipping vessels carrying the supplies of Chinese construction companies. When it was filled, the 35,000 seats shook with soccer fans living and breathing for each...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (4): 102–110.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of poor and distant zones,” since the program did not demand from its foreign professionals proficiency in Portuguese or a Brazilian medical certificate. To the Federal Council of Medicine, the program itself represents an “irresponsible” political maneuver focusing only on next year’s election...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (4): 10–14.
Published: 01 December 2014
... growing anti-European feeling now widespread throughout the EU. The worst example of this lack of ambition was the last chairman of the Commission, former Portuguese prime minister and one of the few allies of George W. Bush’s disastrous war in Iraq, José Manuel Barroso. European leaders had wanted...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (4): 10–13.
Published: 01 December 2015
... was watered by the Amazon, Orinoco, Plata, and Magdalena rivers. Close to a century later, a Portuguese priest was executed for declaring that paradise was located in the highlands of Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil. An American philosopher traveling through Brazil in the 19th century claimed to have...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (3): 20–24.
Published: 01 September 2014
... of International and Public Affairs. © World Policy Institute 2014 2014 World Policy Institute Photo: Thomas Galvez Chinese Internet company Baidu recently debuted Busca, a Portuguese version of its search engine localized for Brazilian users. Though, as China’s state news agency Xinhua...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (4): 68–72.
Published: 01 December 2016
... people have left the country. The situation is not much better for young Italians, Portuguese, and Spaniards: 40 percent of Italy’s young are unemployed, as are 32 percent in Portugal and 48 percent in Spain as of 2015. These young people could quickly become Europe’s lost generation: unable to achieve...
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World Policy Journal (2003) 20 (2): 103–106.
Published: 01 June 2003
..., Spanish, and Portuguese). He had covered the League of Nations in Geneva, attended the University of Berlin during the Third Reich, and reported on the Red Army’s advance into Germany in 1944-45. On his desk was a vial of poison that he had found in the ruins of Hitler’s bunker, which he...
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World Policy Journal (2018) 35 (2): 77–82.
Published: 01 June 2018
... of a larger mentality in Brazil called sebastianismo , after the Portuguese king Don Sebastian I. Along with most of his nobles, Sebastian I died in a disastrous military campaign in Morocco in 1578, the very moment when Portugal seemed set to rule the world. Since his body was never recovered, a folk...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (1): 87–94.
Published: 01 March 2013
... raised pressure on companies to export. Some succeeded quite handsomely, partly by laying-off employees and thereby increasing labor productivity. While the Portuguese and Spanish export sectors remain small, their solid performance is an indication that their foreign trade sector has scope for expansion...
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