The Islands Of Cape Verde

859 WordsDec 21, 20154 Pages
Essay #2 The islands of Cape Verde were exposed and colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th century. Cape Verde later became a trading center for African slaves and later a significant resting stop for long-haul shipping. Ensuing independence in 1975 and a faltering interest in unification with Guinea- Bissau, which is a one party system that was established in the 1990. Cape Verde also remains to exhibit one of Africa’s greatest steady democratic governments. Recurrent droughts in the 20th century caused major suffering and encouraged heavy immigration. Thus, Cabo Verde’s refugee population is greater than its national one. Majority of Cape Verdean’s like myself have both African and Portuguese antecedents. There is a lot of Cape Verdean’s that live in Rhode Island that moved away from the Cape Verde Islands. The climate is warm, dry summer and precipitation meager and erratic. The terrain is steep, rugged, rocky and volcanic. Their natural resources are salt, basalt rock, limestone, kaolin, fish, clay and gypsum. Cabo Verde’s government party is Republican. Respect for Political Rights: The Right of Citizens to Change Their Government The constitution and law provide citizens the right to change their government peacefully, and citizens exercised this right in practice through periodic, free, and fair elections based on universal suffrage. Elections and Political Participation Recent Elections: In the 2011 legislative elections, individuals and parties were free to declare
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