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Portugal seizes art from businessman who owes almost £1bn

Portugal has seized a trove of contemporary artwork, including paintings by Joan Miró and Piet Mondrian, from its debt-riddled owner, the government has confirmed. For months, three Portuguese banks had tried but failed to seize the art collection from …Read more





Portugal seizes art from businessman who owes almost 1bn

The Berardo museum in Lisbon Portugal Photograph Jeff GreenbergUniversal Images Group via Getty Images Portugal has seized a trove of contemporary artwork including paintings by Joan Mir and Piet Mondrian from its debt-riddled owner the government
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Portuguese Saatchi in hot water over alleged 1bn debt

The vast modern and contemporary art collection of Jos Joe Berardo after three Portuguese banks filed a lawsuit to recover debts from the businessman totalling almost 1bn Berardos 900-strong collectioncomprising major works by Pablo
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Debtors Cant Be Hoarders

If it is truly of great importance to the people of Portugal to retain this art and if they would rather pay higher taxes forego even more services or sell some other government property instead in order to keep it that decision is their business
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The never-ending war on drugs

The Dark Art My Undercover Life runs diversified lines of business almost as profitable as drug trafficking from kidnapping and extortion to iron ore smuggling to China and oil theft alone worth 1bn a year Solving such problems has less to
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My Father the Drug Dealer

My father saw it as a serious business He had a point The high life continued for almost a decade but the political tide was beginning to turn During the 1980 presidential campaign Ronald Reagan branded marijuana probably the most dangerous
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Soares Who Helped Forge Portugals Democracy Dies at 92

Mario Soares the prime minister who helped consolidate Portugals transition to democracy and became the first freely elected premier after a revolution ended almost five decades in our recent history we owe him a lot Prime Minister Antonio
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