Culture of Cape Verde
People generally exchange a handshake and a long greeting when they meet. People often touch each other while conversing. A person should ask permission before passing between two people who are conversing. Caboverdians regulary visit friends and relatives. Most informal visits are unannouced.
Cape Verde has high dropout rates in primary and secondary school. The president is (currently) Pedro Pires, and the prime minister (currently) Jose Maria Pereira Neves. Both leaders serve five year terms. Cape Verde is a poor country (relatively speaking). Abouth 2/3 of the people are considered wage earners, but many do not earn enough to meet basic needs. Unemplyment is very high.
*The pic below is the president*