Francisco could have gotten a well-paying job in the city. But the the young Portuguese academic decided to use his agricultural expertise to rejuvenate a local town suffering from economic decay.
50 years ago on Monday Germany started recruiting workers from Portugal to come and fill some of the country's jobs. Originally labelled "guest workers", many found a permanent home here. A lot of them went to the northern shipping hub of Bremen. Their children have grown up here. Now some run their own businesses in the fishing industry.
Portugal is one of the eurozone's poorest countries. But there's one bright spot: the outsourcing industry. Multinational companies are increasingly turning to Portugal as a base.
Eusebio da Silva Ferreira, Portugal's biggest sporting hero, died early Sunday, aged 71. The striker won the Portuguese league title 11 times, and was top scorer at the 1966 World Cup in England.
Simon in Nigeria built a library at a local school to give the kids from rural farming families a brighter future. Now he's making sure the library is put to good use - which isn't as easy as it sounds.
Having clean water in our homes is a luxury almost 800 million people around the world don't have. Anna Vikky, a German medical student, is changing that for Ugandans by building wells and water tanks with a local NGO.
Alberto, 18, is determined to put an end to homophobia and discrimination in Chile. The answer, he says, lies in education. First, he's tackling the curriculum at his own high school.
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