Portugal mourns the loss of a giant Dr Jorge Sampaio (1939-2021) who was President from 1996 to 2006. Prior to that he was Mayor of Lisbon. A lawyer, an exceptional man who fought for justice and good causes not only in Portugal but also internationally, a president to the Portuguese people regardless of one’s politics and position he was open to all, an exemplary politician with a long career in politics, an old school gentleman. He was 81 years old. Condolences to his family and may he rest in peace.
Our condolences, thoughts and prayers go to the families and all those caught in the terrible fires in the country and a big thank you to all the Bombeiros (fire fighting men and women) for their bravery and dedication risking their lives trying to keep everyone safe.