· January, 2008

Stories about Portugal from January, 2008

Portugal: Shut Guantanamo Bay down

  11 January 2008

Viriato Porto [pt] reminds us about the 6th anniversary of Guantanamo Bay and joins an Amnesty campaign calling for the camp to be shut. “A sad anniversary which is important to be recalled to denounce around the world hundreds of people's illegal arrests without charge, torture, ill-treatment and the humiliating...

Lusosphere: Happy birthday Pimenta Negra

  9 January 2008

Blog Pimenta Negra [pt] celebrates its 4th anniversary. “It came up due to several circumstances related to the need to find an independent communication channel and an alternative to spread ideas that are far from been echoed in the media”.

Portugal: We have been betrayed

  9 January 2008

Susana Charrua [pt] is alarmed that Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has decided to seek ratification of the EU's new reform treaty by parliament rather than in a referendum as had been promised, “We are being governed by a dictator of the worst kind, I believe we should begin to...

Portugal: For a decent health care

  8 January 2008

gotaelbr [pt] reports on a trip to a hospital in Vila Real, Portugal, and the tales of neglect that he has come across. “The principle of “whoever wants health care should pay for it” that some favor not only is contrary to what is established in our Constitution but also...

Last Café com Blogs in 2007

  2 January 2008

Kontratempos [pt] lets us know that the last edition of podcast Café com Blogs is now available. In this issue, a balance of the year, with facts, controversies and people that shook the blogosphere in 2007.

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