Portuguese escape austerity and find a new El Dorado in Angola

There are 3 comments on the Mail & Guardian story from Sep 15, 2012, titled Portuguese escape austerity and find a new El Dorado in Angola. In it, Mail & Guardian reports that:

Booming, oil-rich Angola has become a refuge for Portugal's jobless, while Luanda's elite take advantage of EU troubles to buy up property in Lisbon.

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United States

#1 Sep 27, 2012
Portuguese getting the few jobs in Angola will disadvantage the educated few in Angola. Let there be Angolisation. The Portuguese as we all know them didnt leave a desirable legacy for its colonies in Africa like the Britons. Allowing many of them in the country will cause imbalance in the economy. Above all Angola will be recolonialised.

Atlanta, GA

#2 Oct 15, 2012
I hope you're joking about that ludicrous statement of recolonization. You have to be a full blown idiot to even consider it. A worst case scenario would be jobs going to foreigners who don't plan on staying. Resources being diminished, etc.

What Angola needs right now is a strong education system and reinforcement of low level jobs for the masses.

Melbourne, Australia

#4 Nov 2, 2012
the person above talking of re-colonization by the portuguese must be joking!!How can the portuguese workers cause an imbalance to the country's work force?.Lets remember that may be, there is a re-colonization by a different, or lets say different Nations! How's Angola been rebuilt right now? Not by portuguese immigrants but chinese indented labour along with lots of other african and east european citizens.Is no such thing as Angolization.Have you ever heard of Globalization.

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