Grande Reportagem: Between Two Worlds
Augusto Madureira - jorn; Jorge Ramalho - rpim; Ricardo Tenreiro - edim
For the first time on Portuguese television, a news team managed to enter the SIC at the base of Lajes in the Azores. Beyond the barbed wire surrounding the air base, the journalist Augusto Madureira and imaging reporter Jorge Ramalho lived for a week, the military, an essential basis for the Iraq war. What are after the real interests that lie at the Lajes base? Who really runs the operations? And what kind of relations established between the Portuguese and Americans? "Between two worlds" (between Portugal and the United States) answers these questions. It shows, for the first time on television, one local - that everyone knows exists, but that few have seen.
Journalist: Augusto Madureira
Image: Jorge Ramalho
Editor: Ricardo Tenreiro
Graphics: Patricia Reis
Production: Isabel Mendonça
Coordination: Daniel Cross
Address: Alcides Vieira
Color ROBERT WINSTON
COMMANDER BASE SLABS
MARIA JOÃO VIEIRA
BAR OFFICIAL PORTUGUESE
- REPEAT RAFAEL ROSA
- REPEAT ROBERT WINSTON
Col. Silvio Sampaio
COMMANDER BASE SLABS
- REPEAT Silvio Sampaio
- REPEAT ROBERT WINSTON
- NT: PORTUGUESE DO NOT HAVE THE ORACLE SHOPPING
DAUGHTER OF MILITARY
-NT: priest-church pastor, says U.S. has
The day has barely begun. In the military base of Figo Maduro, the C130 Portuguese Air Force is already in place, for a weekly flight between Lisbon and the Lajes.
The uniform distinguishes passengers: military and civilian take place without great comfort, for a journey of 850 miles.
Lajes Field, the third island, is nearly halfway between Portugal and the United States.
The radar signal the approach, almost 3 hours later. Within moments, we will land on the largest aircraft carrier natural Atlantic, where in March 2003, held a summit that gave the green light to military action in Iraq. ... A base between two worlds.
GENERIC = "BETWEEN 2 WORLDS"
Whether night or day ... the police patrols never sleep. The base of the slabs, where the Portuguese military coexist with the Americans for more than 60 years, is one of the most watched of the country.
D3 to 7:33:40
- PORT: I LIKE WORKING WITH ALL AMERICANS
- USA: I LIKE WORKING WITH THE PORTUGUESE 7:33:47
Daniel came Alenquer, Alan, of California. Tonight, a form of joint teams, ensuring security, an area of 10 square kilometers. At the wheel, the Portuguese ... beside the American.
- PORT: THERES IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT BETWEEN PORTUGAL AND USA, FOR EXAMPLE THE FOOD, FAST FOOD IN YOUR COUNTRY, AND MOST OF THE TIMES WE HAVE, HEALTHY FOOD
7:28:26 burgers YOU HAVE ONE ... AND SO FAT FOOD 28.34
- AMERICAN: IF YOU WANT TO GAIN WEIGHT, EAT AMERICAN FAST FOOD 7:38:24 RIEM
Alan and Daniel have the same rank, working in the same place, doing the same job ... both live as if the enemy lurk behind every corner. But not all are similarities ...
- PORT: YOU MAKE A LOT OF MONEY. 3 SIZES THAN MINE
- USA: OH, WE ARE THE SAME RANK, AND I MAKE 3 TIMES ...
- PORT: IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT 7:38:45
Alan Vasquez is the grandson of Mexicans who immigrated to the United States. It was the dream to bear arms as an FBI agent, which led him to enlist a year ago, the U.S. Air Force. With only 19 years old, is already thinking about war seriously.
Off to live D7
8.7.26 i would like to go to Iraq, i am not scared or anything, i understand that if i go, there might be a chance of come back
7:40 its all in the mind, i play games, i shoot, that's one of the reasons i took this
career, you get all the guns and uphold the law. 8.7.52
There are 4 months in Lajes, Alan occupies one of the rooms, accommodation for singles. If you were in the Portuguese air force, the more certain was that this space was divided by four.
8.6.10 I do not have to share a room, that's great,, ri ... / / / You share the
restroom, but it does not matter, you have really nice conditions 8.6.30
In this kind of military hotel, the pool is free. But even if it were possible, Vasquez would not be out ...
Off sb game
8.4.37 i think the Portuguese military, doesn'tt pay them enough. 4:49 but I
i think they are underpaid, because i mean 4:55 to go that we do same job, they
will get 600 euros, we do the same job, and we get almost 1900 euros. 5:12
D7 to 7:49:57 the money is good, they pay for everything and if you want to get
married, you could, because they give you more money if you have a wife, if
you have a kid, they give you a lot more money, like 800 dollars more in pay
check, so ... 7:50:12
On the Portuguese, António Santos is married and has one daughter. But for this 28 year-old, be in command of a Aviocar, here at Lajes, it was not a choice.
VT off D5
5:21:42 I was in Sintra and was put to the pavement, they needed a pilot for the squadron commander and I was the chosen 21:50
5:22:14 The first few months, my wife was on maternity leave, we enjoy the growth of our daughter together after her for professional issues had to return to Lisbon to continue his job, so then I have lost a bit of growth My daughter's 22:33 and there is always that distance from the family tie 22:36
Anthony can do a week's vacation per month in Lisbon. The time you have left here is passed between the military, from the remaining months of time to return home.
A year and a half in the Azores, allowed him to diagnose one of the major differences between Portugal and the United States.
5:28:57 Let's say they have a logistics capacity that can cope better, give better quality of life, after all, the U.S. military
Built on a hill, the base is like a village, divided into two districts.
On this side of the Portuguese: houses of the 50s, air base number 4 ... 330 military and families, with eye and ear to the track ...
Directly overlooking the sea, the American neighborhood: 830 military and families, posting 65, - on this side, the numbers are another ... and another perspective.
D7 Alan Vasquez
12. the majority of the buildings on this basis are americans,
There are very few buildings that belong to the Portuguese and there are fewer working for the Portuguese air force on this basis.
8:00:36 most people on this basis are American and the buildings were all built and put here by the Americans ...
8:00:47 now, when the Americans get up and leave, this is all Portuguese, we give it all to them 8:00:53
The "T" in all buildings indicates that Americans are temporary, even decades. The base is by definition, Portuguese territory ... the United States of America are mere users of space.
D13 Commander USA
18:06 THE WORLD WE HAVE MILITARY BASES. AND ALL BASES ARE SMALL TOWNS OF AMERICA
18:15 I HAVE A CINEMA HERE, I HAVE MY SHOPPING, A SUPERMARKET HERE, YOU HAVE PRODUCTS OF THE UNITED STATES, OUR
NEIGHBORHOOD IS EQUAL TO A NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
18:31 / / WE HAVE OUR OWN SCHOOL, WITH TEACHERS TO TEACH IN ENGLISH ON THE U.S., LIKE THE U.S.. VISITING HERE THEN, I'd say AIRBASE Lajes, Lajes Field IS AN AMERICAN CITY HERE 18:51 / /
U.S. canteen, kitchen to the kitchen! This dish is Azores even one of the exceptions in the menu.
D8 off 44 to 58 is more American, but they tb like the Azores, mainly rump, Americans are fond of rump 58.53
The head is Portuguese, but had to learn new dishes.
LIVE ANTONIO AGRIPINO, COOK d8 to 59.23 do not know, chicken parmagianna,
chicken bianco, the like ... 59.33
Only in this kitchen employs about 30 people ... most Portuguese. In one of the side branches, prepare desserts.
MARIA JOÃO VIEIRA, OPERATION OF KITCHEN
D7 off to 8:52:41 what are you doing? donuts ...
cakes Americans? where he learned?
53.49 in boston in america
It was on purpose. and what secret? I can not say 53.37
+ 54.34 Done just American.-Yes, it's all there. It has nothing Portuguese 54.43
Cakes and other revenues of pure national flavor, just right across the base.
Dora left the housework, to come here to explore the bar of the Portuguese officers.
10:04:20 HERE, HERE SERVE HAMBURGERS, Bifano, HOT-DOGS SANDWICHES 4:28 DIFFERENT QUALITIES AND MUCH COFFEE 4:38
Here he found living here ... and feel at home. After all was always the basis that the whole family lived.
10:02:44 My dad worked, when he died MY BROTHER CAME TO THE PLACE OF IT,
MY WORK SOGRO TB, but died, MY HUSBAND IS WORKING IN PLACE
IT AND HERE WE ARE READY ... THE LADY AND HER CHILD ... EXACTLY
As Dora, to the Portuguese force, work 135 civilians.
But only the American side, are about six times more, nearly 900 people,
provide services. The multinational fast-food, to leisure facilities.
In some cases, husband and wife, have for over 20 years.
LIVE LUCIA LIMA, off the D8 BOWLING 9.9.26 WE BEGIN THE TWO TRABALAHR
HERE FOR THE AMERICAN BASE, HE HAS BEEN TO THE CLUB AND I GOT AS TELEFONISTA
9.9.34 After calling? Did various things and came to the bowling / / /
A career within the base, a release was accurate. The current responsible for
Bowling would never be emigrant. Forgotten Canada, settled once the
The warning came at 10 am and a half of the night: we need to pick a priority, a
patient to Graciosa. Less than an hour later, the heli is already in place, with 4
crew on board, plus a doctor and a nurse from the hospital in Angra do
From the information gathered, crew and medical staff know that the situation
inspires care. On board, the equipment is ready for the long haul.
Among the slabs and Graciosa, are 30 minutes of flight. When it arrives at its destination
realize that this mission, there are times that is expected. The scenario is now more
clear: it is a patient of 75 years, with a digestive hemorrhage.
It is a medical condition that services the island can not respond. A
Graciosa has a single hospital: only one health center for a population
4 thousand and 700 inhabitants. Therefore, this patient will even have to be
Again in the helicopter back to the third island, the medical team does not stop:
in continuous observation, Minister basic care in a situation like this.
It's almost morning, when it finally sees the hospital in Angra. Patient
will be hospitalized? The operation of the station 711, is coming to an end.
Evacuations inter-island, and the missions of search and rescue at sea, are ultimately
the major task of the Portuguese in Lajes in 2006 alone, there were here
more than 150 such operations ... without intervention or help from the American side.
In the control tower, however, are indistinguishable flags. radar
indicate likewise all sorts of missions. Portuguese or American
war or humanitarian.
Up here, is Portuguese the command ... But the official language is another, even in
D3 RAFAEL ROSA 3:30:01 to have to be listed as the English, as they had
here two nationalities trabalahr, Portuguese and Americans, otherwise
could never work as a team 3:30:11
D3 JONATHAN CLEGG to 3:32 YES SIR, ESPAÑOL IS THE INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE OF THE
AVIATION, AND WE SPEAK IN ALLWAYS PORTUGUÊS 32.54
-DO YOU KNOW ANY WORDS IN PORTUGUESE?
A FEW ... I HAVE JUST 2 MONTHS, I KNOW "THANK YOU" ... AND THATS ALL. 3:33:04
24 hours a day, is observed here that all approaches airlines? and all
movements on the track.
There are planes by slabs, which are not registered. Not even the most
D3 RAFAEL ROSA 3:29:07 to Affirmative. We have a tape of flight progress,
which is recorded all the information pertaining to an aircraft, the radio
why we call it, the type of aircraft and then all that will in
aerodromo, the track where it lands ... all data for t