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Portugal feels pinch of austerity measures

As unemployment reaches record levels in its third year of recession, many question merits of austerity.

Last Modified: 16 May 2013 14:23
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Portugal economy has been shrinking for three straight years.

Recession is driving prices up and unemployment to record levels.

The country has undergone a painful period of austerity to try to reduce its debt.

But many Portuguese are starting to ask if austerity is worth the pain. 

Al Jazeera's Emma Hayward reports from Lisbon.

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