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Portugal: Re-food ramps up its no-hunger effort across towns and villages Appointed: Anabela Rodrigues sworn Minister of Internal Administration Award: Portugal named World’s Best Golf Destination – WTA Community: Rep. Devin Nunes chairman of House Intelligence Committee – Washington, DC Corruption: Golden Visa scheme leads to 11 arrests and resignation of Interior Minister
 

Portugal: Re-food ramps up its no-hunger effort across towns and villages – By Len Port

By Len Port, Contributor(*) With the approach of Christmas comes the prospect of feasting on roast turkey and traditional Portuguese favorites such as marzipan cakes and bolo-rei. Sadly, not for everyone. There are many people in cities, towns and villages across Portugal living in poverty, dependent on handouts from food banks and soup kitchens. The […]

Appointed: Anabela Rodrigues sworn Minister of Internal Administration – Portugal

Anabela Rodrigues was sworn Portugal’s Minister of Internal Administration in charge of the police and immigration services, replacing Miguel Macedo who resigned November 16 amid a corruption scandal. A political newcomer, she is the first woman to occupy the post and the fourth woman minister of the current center-right  government headed by Prime Minister Passos […]

Award: Portugal named World’s Best Golf Destination – WTA

Portugal was named World’s Best Golf Destination at the World Golf Awards at a gala ceremony which took place over the weekend in Algarve, southern Portugal. The World Golf Awards, recognizing excellence in the golf hospitality industry, was presented by the same organization that hosts the World Travel Awards, known as the “Oscars” of the […]

Community: Rep. Devin Nunes chairman of House Intelligence Committee – Washington, DC

House Speaker John Boehner has appointed Portuguese American US Rep. Devin Nunes to serve as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Nunes, 41, is a six-term republican representing California’s 22nd congressional district in the San Joaquin Valley. He will replace Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers, who decided not to seek another term. “Today we face a […]

Corruption: Golden Visa scheme leads to 11 arrests and resignation of Interior Minister – Portugal

Portuguese Interior Minister Miguel Macedo has resigned following the arrest of several top administration officials under suspicion of involvement in a corruption ring linked to the “golden visa” scheme – a government program designed to attract wealthy foreign investors. The police raids “Operation Labyrinth” was conducted last week and detained at least 11 senior officials, including […]

Portugal: Re-food ramps up its no-hunger effort across towns and villages – By Len Port

21 November 2014

By Len Port, Contributor(*) With the approach of Christmas comes the prospect of feasting on roast turkey and traditional Portuguese favorites such as marzipan cakes and bolo-rei. Sadly, not for everyone. There are many people in cities, towns and villages across Portugal living in poverty, dependent on handouts from food banks and soup kitchens. The […]

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Posted in Featured, People, Portugal, World

Appointed: Anabela Rodrigues sworn Minister of Internal Administration – Portugal

19 November 2014

Anabela Rodrigues was sworn Portugal’s Minister of Internal Administration in charge of the police and immigration services, replacing Miguel Macedo who resigned November 16 amid a corruption scandal. A political newcomer, she is the first woman to occupy the post and the fourth woman minister of the current center-right  government headed by Prime Minister Passos […]

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Posted in Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Politics, Portugal

Award: Portugal named World’s Best Golf Destination – WTA

19 November 2014

Portugal was named World’s Best Golf Destination at the World Golf Awards at a gala ceremony which took place over the weekend in Algarve, southern Portugal. The World Golf Awards, recognizing excellence in the golf hospitality industry, was presented by the same organization that hosts the World Travel Awards, known as the “Oscars” of the […]

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Posted in Awards, Azores, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, Organizations, People, Portugal, Travel, World

Community: Rep. Devin Nunes chairman of House Intelligence Committee – Washington, DC

19 November 2014

House Speaker John Boehner has appointed Portuguese American US Rep. Devin Nunes to serve as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Nunes, 41, is a six-term republican representing California’s 22nd congressional district in the San Joaquin Valley. He will replace Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers, who decided not to seek another term. “Today we face a […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Politics, World

Corruption: Golden Visa scheme leads to 11 arrests and resignation of Interior Minister – Portugal

18 November 2014

Portuguese Interior Minister Miguel Macedo has resigned following the arrest of several top administration officials under suspicion of involvement in a corruption ring linked to the “golden visa” scheme – a government program designed to attract wealthy foreign investors. The police raids “Operation Labyrinth” was conducted last week and detained at least 11 senior officials, including […]

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Posted in Business, Featured, Organizations, People, Politics, Portugal, World

Community: Luis Pedroso recipient of the American Dream Award – Lowell, MA

16 November 2014

The International Institute of New England, Lowell Office, has announced it is honoring entrepreneur and philanthropist, Luis Pedroso, with the 1st American Dream Award at a ceremony scheduled for December 11, starting a 5:50pm, at the United Teen Equality Center in Lowell, Massachusetts. The American Dream Award is presented “to an individual who embodies the work ethic, ingenuity and […]

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Posted in Awards, Azores, Business, Community, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, World

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