posted on Jul, 11 2005 @ 02:17 PM
What happened before the revolution of 1974 was very litle known by the population, we lived in a dictatorship, and one of the most efficient.
Portugal is still living with some of the mentality of that time before 1974, when the state started to employ lots of people, so they could to the
propaganda for them, and in many cases, spy for them.
The dictatorship ended but many people still think that the state should do eveything and do not risk starting a new business, etc.. Also, the
politicians from that time, the ones that knew what was like to fight against a fascist regime, are almost all retired or dead, and some of the new
politians are sons of families that did not knew the real problems in that time.
Portugal today is much better than it was some 30 years ago, when it was normal to see a horse or a donkey pulling a wagon in the capital. The war
against the independence movements in Africa wasted many lives and many of our resources, so we are only geting near the other European countries in
the last years, but some bad decisions from the polititians can destroy that in little time.
We can only hope that our choices of polititians are the good ones, but only time will tell.
PS: Its Cabo Verde, not Capo Verde.