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Portugal: disabled children enjoy surfing

The beaches of Portugal, known worldwide in the surfing scene, are becoming increasingly popular surfing spots among people with a disability.

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As the world marks the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery, more and more Portuguese with African roots are calling for a critical reappraisal of this dark chapter in history.
5 May 2021
After a six-month state of emergency due to a wave of Covid-19 infections that caused 300 deaths a day, Portugal has begun the fourth and last stage of its deconfinement plan with a test concert attended by 400 spectators in the northwestern city of Braga. People attending the socially-distanced open-air concert underwent rapid antigen tests upon arrival and were asked to wear masks.
9 May 2021
Portugal opens the longest suspended pedestrian bridge in the world in Arouca. The bridge hangs on heavy steel cables strung between V-shaped concrete towers and runs 516 metres (1700 feet) across a canyon, at a height of 175 metres.
11 Jun 2021
"Everything will be fine," says a confident Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Portugal's first match against Hungary as Italy coach Mancini also oozes self-assurance: "I was confident three years ago, I'm even more confident now," on the eve of the opening match of Euro 2020 against Turkey.
28 Jun 2021
Belgium fans celebrate their side's last-16 win against Portugal, knocking them out of Euro 2020.
28 Jun 2021
Bitter Portugal fans in Coimbra can't hide their disappointment after being knocked out of Euro 2020 by Belgium. "Portugal could have played better, but it's too late now," says one supporter, while another adds, "it's like we were scared... even though it's our team that everyone should fear."
17 Jul 2021
Para Surfing World Champion Malu Mendes was born with cerebral palsy. Miguel Almeida, visually impaired, is training to be a professional surfer. At the School of Adapted Surfing in Santos, southeast Brazil, dozens of people with disabilities are using a surfboard and waves as therapy.
19 Jul 2021
56,000 Germans planned vacations in Algarve for this July. That was before the warning. Now, no one knows how many of those holidaymakers will even show up.
17 Aug 2021
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16 Sep 2021
In Portugal's Agueda valley, south of Porto, the bike manufacturing industry is flourishing, particularly for electric bicycles. No other EU country makes more bikes than Portugal. The nation of 10 million inhabitants, or just over 2 percent of the EU population, produces a quarter of the bloc's bicycles. This reindustrialisation success story is the consequence of a growing passion for cycling in Europe. Our regional correspondents report.
23 Sep 2021
A refurbished football pitch commissioned by Nike to honour legendary player Cristiano Ronaldo has opened to the public in the star's hometown in Santo Antonio, as seen on Wednesday. A local resident could be seen kicking a ball around the court, which came complete with a painted goal. The inspirational phrase 'Greatness starts with a goal' woven into its netting.
19 Oct 2021
Portuguese authorities seize a 5.2-tonne haul of cocaine from a Spanish-registered sailing ship, arresting two Spanish citizens and a Peruvian. of on the docks