Tarrafal, Cape Verde. Editorial credit: makasana photo / Shutterstock.com

Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde is a stable democracy with competitive elections and periodic transfers of power between rival parties. Civil liberties are generally protected, but access to justice is impaired by an overburdened court system, and crime remains a concern. Other outstanding problems include persistent inequities for women and migrant workers.

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Freedom in the World — Cabo Verde Country Report

Cabo Verde is rated Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.