(INTRODUCTORY NOTE: April 25th is a very meaningful day for the Portuguese, it reminds us of a time when we were so brave that we are still proud of it 39 years after. It was a day where the People ruled and Freedom won over dictatorship. I believe we need a new Revolution these days. A Revolution to fight corruption, to fight the destruction of the simple arts of agriculture and fishing in which we used to be masters and to fight for the dreams that are being taken away from most of us. I don’t live in Portugal anymore because I can’t. It’s a wonderful country, full of natural resources, beautiful landscapes, great food, a lot of sunlight and very genuine people. Unfortunately, I can’t, because they don’t let me.)
The jury was unanimous in giving me the 1st and only prize and I had a fierce competition so it was a wonderful and unexpected victory!