CAPE VERDE: Deported youth offenders face drugs, unemployment

Wednesday, November 26, 2008
PRAIA Wednesday, November 26, 2008 (IRIN) - About 900 Cape Verdeans have been deported back to the islands since 1992. Rejected by their host country after they committed crimes, the group of mostly young male deportees said they have returned home only to find plentiful drugs, unemployment and discrimination. The head of the country’s judiciary police, Oscar Silva dos Reis Tavares, told IRIN the government needs to reintegrate these deportees, or else risk rising criminality. “A number of...