We don’t get many visitors in Portugal. Parents every now and then. It’s a nice country, but not a major vacation spot or major player in international relations.
It’s a small country with a population size less than that of New York City, but every now and then we notice something about Portugal in the international news. Today it was a picture of Leon Panetta on Drudge with two Portuguese flags in the background.
No, he didn’t visit us, but it is interesting to note that he stopped by Lisbon while in Europe. A BBC story mentioned his visit:
“Before his brief visit to Madrid, Mr Panetta became the first US defence secretary to visit Portugal for 30 years. Although the US is adding to its overall military presence in Spain, it is cutting numbers in Portugal. While in Lisbon, Mr Panetta and Portuguese Defence Minister Jose Pedro Aguiar-Branco spoke warmly of their long-standing bilateral military ties.”
I’m not so sure that agree with the last part about “long-standing bilateral military ties” but that’s ok.