Cabo Verde

 

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Cyntia and Marina, two 18 year old students at Escola Grande Achada Santo Antonio.

Today, Cape Verdeans identify more with their European heritage than with Africa because of the strong influence of Portuguese culture and language. Half of Cape Verde’s population lives and works abroad, making which has further strengthened the bond with Europe rather than Africa. Cape Verde’s economic prospects are closely tied in with the fortunes of Portugal and, by extension, Europe’s economy. As part of his long-term project on the countries of the Lusosphere (Portuguese speaking countries), Alfredo visited the island nation and found a young generation which views itself in the context of countries like Mozambique, Brazil and Angola, other Lusophone nations that are undergoing rapid economic change. See the full story at Panos