SOCRATES

  • Detained Portugal ex-premier awaits fraud ruling November 23, 2014

    Lisbon, Portugal: Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates remains in police detention while an investigating magistrate decides whether he should answer charges of corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud. Socrates, who was Portugal's center-left Socialist prime minister from 2005 to 2011, was due in a Lisbon court Sunday for a closed-door interrogation. Socrates,...
  • Brazilian soccer great Socrates dead December 4, 2011

    Sao Paulo: Former Brazil great Socrates, the clever playmaker who captained Brazil at the 1982 World Cup, died on Sunday. He was 57. Known for his elegant style on the field and his deep involvement with Brazilian politics, Socrates died of septic shock resulting from an intestinal infection, according to a...
  • Portugal PM resign as parliament rejects austerity March 24, 2011

    Lisbon: Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates resigned on Wednesday and warned of grave consequences for the country after parliament rejected his government's latest austerity measures aimed at avoiding a bailout. The move threw Portugal into uncertain political terrain after months of battling against growing investor concerns over its ability to tame...
  • Portugal PM leads student race for AIDS awareness December 1, 2007

    New Delhi: On the occasion of World AIDS Day, Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates, who is currently on a visit to Delhi, took an initiative to spread AIDS awareness. 60odd students ran alongside the statesman from Raisina Hill to India Gate, early in the morning. They are all studying Portuguese in...