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Sadly, the United States isn’t the only country that’s seeing an insane rush toward austeirty threatening the kind of investments that are needed to produce long-term economic growth. In Portugal, a long-planned high speed rail link from Lisbon to Madrid will likely be cancelled by the new right-wing government: In April, when Portugal sought the […]

Jun 19th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

by Robert Cruickshank Back in the USA after two wonderful weeks in Portugal. There was a fair bit of HSR news while I was over there – the ruling Socialist Party made the surprising announcement that the final decision to move ahead with the planned HSR line to connect Lisboa to Madrid was going to […]

Jun 28th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

I’m headed to Portugal for two weeks this coming Thursday and am spending the day getting my preparations done. Our trip will take us all over the country, from Porto to Coimbra to Lisboa to Faro and the Algarve (where I’m hoping it won’t yet be totally overwhelmed with British tourists). Not only will it […]

Jun 7th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized

Some tidbits for the weekend: Portugal to move ahead with Lisbon-Madrid HSR line, slated for completion between 2013 and 2015. The ruling Socialist Party believes it has the funding in place, and though a defeat in upcoming elections might derail the plan, the Socialists currently lead the polls. My wife and I are planning a […]

Feb 7th, 2009 | Filed under Uncategorized