Friday, November 02, 2012

Young and hopeless from debt-choked European countries flock to former colonies

Rather than wait for prosperous economic times to return to her native Portugal, Tatiana Almeida, 26, educated to be a journalist, decided to leave and move to East Timor, a former colony in Southeast Asia, in search for opportunities.

“There’s a big, dark cloud hanging over Portugal. … There is no real future for my generation,” Almeida told CNBC.

Instead, she bought a ticket to Dili, the capital of East Timor. Two weeks after she arrived she found a job as a communication consultant in a museum in East Timor.

“I found hope in East Timor,” she said. “I don’t want to go back to Portugal any time soon.”

Almeida is just one of many citizens from debt-choked European countries moving overseas, particularly to former colonies, in search of a better future.
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Anonymous said...

I would've gone to Brazil.

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

Her generation here in Greece is also without hope.

Young people aren't marrying; they're sleeping together but each living in their parents because neither can get a job, and this applies tgo everyone from day laborers to professionals.

Stephen said...

The price of dependency on government and reduction of freedom. The great fraud of Christian socialism exacts a high cost.