Rui Pena's explanations to Diário Económico about the prospects for 2013
For many years now that we don't depend on ourselves. The current suzerainty exercised by triunvirat is nothing but a obvious manifestation of this state. The truth is that We never managed to develop an alternative strategy to the loss of the colonies, being confined to Europe that, for good and for ill, keeps us in a vegetative state.
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