Portugal finds itself once more on the precipice of electoral intrigue as the nation gears up for legislative elections on March 10, 2024. The (second) resignation of Prime Minister António Costa amid a corruption scandal has thrown the country into political turmoil.
Despite the obvious setbacks, recent polls indicate that Costa’s Socialist Party (PS) remains poised for reelection. This raises intriguing questions about the electorate’s enduring support and sheds light on the nuances of Portugal’s political landscape.
On March 6, 2021, the streets of several Portuguese cities were adorned with communist flags and other decorations. These scenes looked like they were straight out of the Soviet Union or perhaps a present-day communist country. In reality, though, we’re talking about cities like Lisbon or Porto. But why is communism still a thing in Portugal?
Many are familiar with Portugal’s Carnation Revolution that brought an end to the authoritarian Estado Novo regime in 1974 and paved the way for democracy. Still, perhaps fewer are aware of the fascinating circumstances around the country’s Liberal Revolution, which took place just over 200 years ago.
With a confirmed lineup of over 20 so far and many more to come, here is just a small selection of the fantastic speakers you don’t want to miss at LibertyCon Europe this year…
Considering attending LibertyCon Europe in April 2023? If so, you won’t be disappointed with the host city. Lisbon is a destination that has it all
LibertyCon Europe, the continent’s largest annual pro-liberty gathering, is coming to Lisbon, Portugal, on April 22 – 23, 2023!
Drug prohibition has failed, but legalizing harder drugs is not the solution.
Did you know? After decriminalizing drug use years ago, Portugal has actually experienced a decrease in drug abuse. While supporters of the drug war often argue that decriminalizing or legalizing drug use would increase drug abuse, the case of Portugal shows that’s not the case. Check out the video below for some more (absurd) reasons […]