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O Lusitania

The work of Fernando Pessoa can be disconcerting, beguiling – and sometimes tiresome. But where are the Portuguese writers capable of walking in his footsteps?

November 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Mourinho’s mad magic loses its lustre

With reports of team discord and Barcelona back to their rampant best, Real Madrid’s coach is facing one of the stiffest challenges of his career.

September 20th, 2011 | Posted in Sports, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Friendship with Chávez “a necessary evil” for Portugal’s Sócrates

Wikileaks cables show how his relationship with Chávez left Sócrates concerned both at relations with Washington and the well-being of the Portuguese community in Venezuela.

September 19th, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Portugal News, Wikileaks | Read More »

Thrifty newcomer may be just the ticket in profligate Portugal

Passos Coelho

Portuguese voters have swung to the centre right in an election focused on the country’s economic woes and IMF bailout.

June 8th, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Portugal News | Read More »

Porto’s trophy-hungry boss insists he’s no Mourinho clone

André Villas-Boas is working wonders at the helm of the Portuguese champions, just like his predecessor and former boss José Mourinho once did. But despite the similarities, the 33-year-old says he’s more like Bobby Robson than The Special One.

May 17th, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Spain: Too big to fail?

Greece, Ireland and now Portugal. Debt-ridden, deficit-laden and bankrupt were it not for bailouts from abroad. Spain is the fourth and final letter in the hackneyed PIGS acronym for Europe’s struggling economies. It is also the biggest, and its economic future will decide the fate of the euro zone.

May 12th, 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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