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Portugal: Unemployment as the New ‘Thang’

Portuguese Minister of Economy Álvaro Santos Pereira‘s speech on the Parliament today, May 18, has become a national joke [pt], with the hashtag #Coiso (slang for “thing”) trending on Twitter. The minister stated [pt] that “we all must to work together – unions, employers and parties so that we can overcome this ‘thang'”, referring to the high unemployment rates in the country.

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