Praia, Mar 6 (Inforpress) – Cabo Verde went from 90 points in 2019 to 92 points this year, out of 100 possible, in the freedom index released Thursday by Freedom House, standing out in first place among the African Portuguese-speaking countries.
In the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), Cabo Verde appears in second place, surpassed only by Portugal, which reached 96 points, followed by São Tomé and Príncipe, with 84 points, Brazil, with 75 points, Guinea-Bissau, with 46 points, Mozambique with 45 points, Angola with 32 points and Equatorial Guinea with six points.
The Prime Minister, Ulisses Correia e Silva, has already reacted to this news, through his official Facebook page, having considered that he congratulates all the actors who contributed to this gain and recognized the Government’s measures and attitudes in guaranteeing freedoms in Cabo Verde.
“It is, in fact, the right way. The path of a strong commitment to freedoms: political freedom, civil, economic freedom, opportunities and social rights”, he stressed.
Cabo Verde added 38 points, out of 40 for Political Rights, and 54 points, with a maximum of 60, for Civil Liberties.