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    Posted: 3/14/2012 11:25:32 AM EST
    Portuguese engineer Jose Guedes (C), 35, lines up at the Angola Consulate to request for a visa in Lisbon February 29, 2012. Portugal flourished as a global power with explorers like Vasco da Gama and Pedro Alvares Cabral building an empire which lasted for 600 years. Now a new wave of adventurers is once again seeking work, and hopefully fortune, elsewhere. Emigrating is fast becoming a preferred option for many seeking a decent living as their bailed-out economy suffers under debt, low growth and poor competitiveness. Portugal's booming ex-colonies in Africa and Brazil are a natural choice. Picture taken February 29, 2012. To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION REUTERS/Rafael Marchante (PORTUGAL - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)
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    Posted: 3/14/2012 11:21:40 AM EST
    A billboard from the Brazilian Tourist Board is seen in downtown Lisbon March 7, 2012. Portugal flourished as a global power with explorers like Vasco da Gama and Pedro Alvares Cabral building an empire which lasted for 600 years. Now a new wave of adventurers is once again seeking work, and hopefully fortune, elsewhere. Emigrating is fast becoming a preferred option for many seeking a decent living as their bailed-out economy suffers under debt, low growth and poor competitiveness. Portugal's booming ex-colonies in Africa and Brazil are a natural choice. The billboard reads: "Brazil calls you, celebrate life here". Picture taken March 7, 2012. To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION REUTERS/Rafael Marchante (PORTUGAL - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION TRAVEL)
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    Posted: 3/14/2012 11:14:57 AM EST
    A man is photographed on a square decorated with a giant world map, with marks showing former Portuguese colonies, in Lisbon March 6, 2012. Portugal flourished as a global power with explorers like Vasco da Gama and Pedro Alvares Cabral building an empire which lasted for 600 years. Now a new wave of adventurers is once again seeking work, and hopefully fortune, elsewhere. Emigrating is fast becoming a preferred option for many seeking a decent living as their bailed-out economy suffers under debt, low growth and poor competitiveness. Portugal's booming ex-colonies in Africa and Brazil are a natural choice. Picture taken March 6, 2012. To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION REUTERS/Rafael Marchante (PORTUGAL - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)
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    Posted: 3/14/2012 11:10:37 AM EST
    Portuguese citizen Fernando Costa (front L) and his Brazilian wife Maria Mezquita pose as people line up at the Brazil Consulate in Lisbon March 9, 2012. Portugal flourished as a global power with explorers like Vasco da Gama and Pedro Alvares Cabral building an empire which lasted for 600 years. Now a new wave of adventurers is once again seeking work, and hopefully fortune, elsewhere. Emigrating is fast becoming a preferred option for many seeking a decent living as their bailed-out economy suffers under debt, low growth and poor competitiveness. Portugal's booming ex-colonies in Africa and Brazil are a natural choice. Picture taken March 9, 2012. To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION REUTERS/Rafael Marchante (PORTUGAL - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY IMMIGRATION)
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    Posted: 3/14/2012 11:03:17 AM EST
    Portuguese immigrant to Brazil, Fernando Silva, 49, sits in his bedroom at the back of the snack bar he opened in an Amazon town, March 9, 2012. Portugal flourished as a global power with explorers like Vasco da Gama and Pedro Alvares Cabral building an empire which lasted for 600 years. Now a new wave of adventurers is once again seeking work, and hopefully fortune, elsewhere. Emigrating is fast becoming a preferred option for many seeking a decent living as their bailed-out economy suffers under debt, low growth and poor competitiveness. Portugal's booming ex-colonies in Africa and Brazil are a natural choice. Picture taken March 9, 2012. To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION REUTERS/Paulo Santos (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS FOOD SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 3/14/2012 10:59:35 AM EST
    Portuguese immigrant to Brazil, Fernando Silva, 49, shows off trays of his specialty, cod fish cakes, at the snack bar he opened at an Amazon town March 9, 2012. Portugal flourished as a global power with explorers like Vasco da Gama and Pedro Alvares Cabral building an empire which lasted for 600 years. Now a new wave of adventurers is once again seeking work, and hopefully fortune, elsewhere. Emigrating is fast becoming a preferred option for many seeking a decent living as their bailed-out economy suffers under debt, low growth and poor competitiveness. Portugal's booming ex-colonies in Africa and Brazil are a natural choice. Picture taken March 9, 2012. To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION REUTERS/Paulo Santos (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS FOOD SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 3/14/2012 10:50:16 AM EST
    Portuguese immigrant to Brazil, Fernando Silva, 49, freezes trays of his specialty, cod fish cakes, at the snack bar he opened in an Amazon town March 9, 2012. Portugal flourished as a global power with explorers like Vasco da Gama and Pedro Alvares Cabral building an empire which lasted for 600 years. Now a new wave of adventurers is once again seeking work, and hopefully fortune, elsewhere. Emigrating is fast becoming a preferred option for many seeking a decent living as their bailed-out economy suffers under debt, low growth and poor competitiveness. Portugal's booming ex-colonies in Africa and Brazil are a natural choice. Picture taken March 9, 2012. To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION REUTERS/Paulo Santos (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS FOOD)
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    Posted: 3/14/2012 10:46:50 AM EST
    Portuguese immigrant to Brazil, Fernando Silva, 49, prepares trays of his specialty, cod fish cakes, at the snack bar he opened in an Amazon town March 9, 2012. Portugal flourished as a global power with explorers like Vasco da Gama and Pedro Alvares Cabral building an empire which lasted for 600 years. Now a new wave of adventurers is once again seeking work, and hopefully fortune, elsewhere. Emigrating is fast becoming a preferred option for many seeking a decent living as their bailed-out economy suffers under debt, low growth and poor competitiveness. Portugal's booming ex-colonies in Africa and Brazil are a natural choice. Picture taken March 9, 2012. To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION REUTERS/Paulo Santos (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS FOOD)
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    Posted: 3/14/2012 10:42:53 AM EST
    Portuguese immigrant to Brazil, Fernando Silva, 49, prepares his specialty, cod fish cakes, at the snack bar he opened in an Amazon town March 9, 2012. Portugal flourished as a global power with explorers like Vasco da Gama and Pedro Alvares Cabral building an empire which lasted for 600 years. Now a new wave of adventurers is once again seeking work, and hopefully fortune, elsewhere. Emigrating is fast becoming a preferred option for many seeking a decent living as their bailed-out economy suffers under debt, low growth and poor competitiveness. Portugal's booming ex-colonies in Africa and Brazil are a natural choice. Picture taken March 9. To match Feature PORTUGAL/EMIGRATION REUTERS/Paulo Santos (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS BUSINESS FOOD)
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    Posted: 3/14/2012 10:05:46 AM EST
    Men walk past an electronic stock indicator in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Asian stock markets rose Wednesday, powered by the biggest gains of the year on Wall Street after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it expects unemployment in the world's largest economy to keep falling. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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    Posted: 3/14/2012 10:05:46 AM EST
    Men look at an electronic stock indicator in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Asian stock markets rose Wednesday, powered by the biggest gains of the year on Wall Street after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it expects unemployment in the world's largest economy to keep falling. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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    Posted: 3/14/2012 10:05:45 AM EST
    A man walks past an electronic stock indicator in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Asian stock markets rose Wednesday, powered by the biggest gains of the year on Wall Street after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it expects unemployment in the world's largest economy to keep falling. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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    Posted: 3/14/2012 10:05:45 AM EST
    Women walk past an electronic stock indicator in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Asian stock markets rose Wednesday, powered by the biggest gains of the year on Wall Street after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it expects unemployment in the world's largest economy to keep falling. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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    Posted: 3/14/2012 10:05:45 AM EST
    Men walk past an electronic stock indicator in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Asian stock markets rose Wednesday, powered by the biggest gains of the year on Wall Street after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it expects unemployment in the world's largest economy to keep falling. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
  •  - German Economy Minister Roesler uses hammer and chisel during opening tour at International Trade Fair in Munich

    German Economy Minister Roesler uses hammer and chisel during opening tour at International Trade Fair in Munich

    Posted: 3/14/2012 9:43:30 AM EST
    The leader of the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP), Economy Minister Philipp Roesler uses a hammer and a chisel during the opening tour at the International Trade Fair in Munich March 14, 2012. The fair opens today and runs till March 20, 2012. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)
  •  - Spain's Economy Minister De Guindos arrives with Spain's Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Soria at Spanish parliament in Madrid

    Spain's Economy Minister De Guindos arrives with Spain's Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Soria at Spanish parliament in Madrid

    Posted: 3/14/2012 6:43:03 AM EST
    Spain's Economy Minister Luis De Guindos arrives with Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Jose Manuel Soria (R) at the Spanish parliament in Madrid March 14, 2012. Europe kept its new budget discipline credentials intact on Tuesday, holding Spain to tougher fiscal goals than it wanted but granting Madrid some leeway to fight a looming recession. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Spain's Economy Minister De Guindos laughs on his seat at Spanish parliament in Madrid

    Spain's Economy Minister De Guindos laughs on his seat at Spanish parliament in Madrid

    Posted: 3/14/2012 6:37:01 AM EST
    Spain's Economy Minister Luis De Guindos smiles in his seat before Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's speech in front of Spanish parliament in Madrid March 14, 2012, about the European Union Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) meeting in Brussels. Europe kept its new budget discipline credentials intact on Tuesday, holding Spain to tougher fiscal goals than it wanted but granting Madrid some leeway to fight a looming recession. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Spain's Economy Minister Luis De Guindos arrives at the Spanish parliament in Madrid

    Spain's Economy Minister Luis De Guindos arrives at the Spanish parliament in Madrid

    Posted: 3/14/2012 6:33:41 AM EST
    Spain's Economy Minister Luis De Guindos arrives at the Spanish parliament in Madrid March 14, 2012. Europe kept its new budget discipline credentials intact on Tuesday, holding Spain to tougher fiscal goals than it wanted but granting Madrid some leeway to fight a looming recession. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Spain's Economy Minister Luis De Guindos listens to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's speech in front of the Spanish parliament in Madrid

    Spain's Economy Minister Luis De Guindos listens to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's speech in front of the Spanish parliament in Madrid

    Posted: 3/14/2012 6:28:03 AM EST
    Spain's Economy Minister Luis De Guindos listens to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's speech in front of the Spanish parliament in Madrid March 14, 2012, about the European Union Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) meeting in Brussels. Europe kept its new budget discipline credentials intact on Tuesday, holding Spain to tougher fiscal goals than it wanted but granting Madrid some leeway to fight a looming recession. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Spain's Economy Minister Luis De Guindos smiles before Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's speech in front of the Spanish parliament in Madrid

    Spain's Economy Minister Luis De Guindos smiles before Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's speech in front of the Spanish parliament in Madrid

    Posted: 3/14/2012 6:24:41 AM EST
    Spain's Economy Minister Luis De Guindos smiles before Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's speech in front of the Spanish parliament in Madrid March 14, 2012, about the European Union Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) meeting in Brussels. Europe kept its new budget discipline credentials intact on Tuesday, holding Spain to tougher fiscal goals than it wanted but granting Madrid some leeway to fight a looming recession. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)