Homosexuality in Cape Verde is now seen in a less worrisome, almost indifferent manner.
He said: “Behind the façade of all the glitzy hotels this is still a poor nation, which unfortunately still has some issues with poverty.
Tourists, with all their money and high value gadgets are seen as easy prey.
The islands - just off the coast of Africa - are being touted as a “safe” destination by tour operators The islands are also very popular with honeymooners but latest UK NHS Health advice says it has “high risk” of Zika and is warning couples not to get pregnant during their visit or for TWO months afterwards.
Travel lawyer Nolan Mortimer of Holiday claim specialists Simpson Millar solicitors -an expert on long haul destinations - said people need to be aware that despite Cape Verde being promoted as a luxury getaway it is still a third world country.
The age of consent is 16, equal with opposite-sex sexual activity.[citation needed. Department of State‘s 2010 Human Rights Report found that “legal provisions helped provide protection for homosexual conduct; however, societal discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity continued to be a problem.