Latest Stories Tagged: Portugal

Conflict & Justice

Portugal's soft war on drugs

Ten years ago Portugal decriminalized drug use. All drugs. From cocaine to heroin. The idea is to treat drug users as sick people, not criminals. Most feel that decriminalization is working. The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Lisbon.

Conflict & Justice

Portugal says it's not Greece

As Greece struggles with its mounting debt, some other struggling European economies are trying to assure investors that they're not the next Greece. One of those countries is Portugal. The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Lisbon.

Politics

Global Hit: Deolinda

A man in Portugal started a petition to turn a song by the Lisbon-based band Deolinda into the country's new national anthem. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the petition leader � and the band's lead singer.

Business, Finance & Economics

Geo Quiz and answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Portuguese island of Madeira. Its most famous son is soccer superstar Ronaldo. He's been acquired by the Spanish team Real Madrid for 131 million dollars. We get details from Forbes London bureau chief Parmy Olson.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for Spain's second largest city. The answer is Barcelona, where the World Association of Newspapers is holding a conference right now. The topic is how newspapers are holding up in the age of the Internet. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Larry Kilman of the World Association of Newspapers.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

You hear all kinds of musical fusion these days. But here's one you'd never expect. It's music by a quartet called the Stockholm Lisboa Project. Liana fronts the group and they perform Portuguese Fado with Swedish polska.