Francisco could have gotten a well-paying job in the city. But the the young Portuguese academic decided to use his agricultural expertise to rejuvenate a local town suffering from economic decay.
Air Portugal's new owners have said they are planning to expand the carrier's operations after privatization. They pledged a massive capital injection to get the airline on its feet again.
Portugal has announced plans to ban alcohol for teenagers under the age of 18 and from public places after 2.a.m. The plans, however, are meeting with increasing resentment among the population - and not just teens.
TAP-Portugal is the last state-owned airline in the European Union...but not for long. The Portuguese government is trying to sell the company to a private investor. A 66 percent stake in the airline is up for grabs..the deadline to place a bid is Friday.