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CPLP: Heads of State attending the 1st US-Africa Leaders Summit – Washington, DC Travel: Why Sintra deserves far more than just a day trip Book: California’s Portuguese Politicians Faial: The 39th Semana do Mar Festival will celebrate the sea – Azores
 

CPLP: Heads of State attending the 1st US-Africa Leaders Summit – Washington, DC

President Barack Obama will host the 1st US-Africa Leaders Summit to be held August 4-6 in the White House. Most of the 50 African countries invited will take part in the event at the highest level including heads of state. The African continent comprises of 54 sovereign states. “We’ve received confirmation from 50 governments that […]

“CR7″: Cristiano Ronaldo sued over his underwear trademark – Providence, RI

Christopher Renzi filed the lawsuit  in United States District Court in Providence, R.I., against Cristiano Ronaldo and the Danish company, JBS Textile Group, claiming he is the current owner of the “CR7” trademark in the United States. Renzi says he uses the trademark on his branded clothing and that “CR7″ is a combination of his […]

Travel: Why Sintra deserves far more than just a day trip – By Julie Dawn Fox

By Julie Dawn Fox, Contributor (*) Sintra may be less than an hour away from Lisbon but it’s a world apart. Nestled in woodland with fanciful palaces and centuries-old castles and convents, it’s no wonder that both Portuguese and British elites flocked here in the 18th and 19th centuries. Magnificent villas and grandiose palacetes sprang […]

Book: California’s Portuguese Politicians – By Alvin Ray Graves – Editor’s Note

The book, California’s Portuguese Politicians: A Century of Legislative Service (2013), by historian Alvin Ray Grave, about the role of California’s politicians of Portuguese descent in American politics, was awarded second place by the 2014 International Latino Book Awards in the category of “Best History Book.” From John G. Mattos, a first-generation immigrant from the island of Faial, elected […]

Faial: The 39th Semana do Mar Festival will celebrate the sea – Azores

Faial Island will celebrate the 39th Semana do Mar Festival, August 1-10, a weeklong series of religious and cultural events dedicated to the sea. Visitors will enjoy live music, folkdance performances, arts and crafts, religious and cultural events including exhibits and parades. Several sea-related sports and competition include sailing regattas, kayak and canoeing rowing, swimming, […]

CPLP: Heads of State attending the 1st US-Africa Leaders Summit – Washington, DC

01 August 2014

President Barack Obama will host the 1st US-Africa Leaders Summit to be held August 4-6 in the White House. Most of the 50 African countries invited will take part in the event at the highest level including heads of state. The African continent comprises of 54 sovereign states. “We’ve received confirmation from 50 governments that […]

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Posted in Angola, Cape Verde, Featured, Guiné-Bissau, Mozambique, Organizations, People, São Tomé and Prince, World

“CR7″: Cristiano Ronaldo sued over his underwear trademark – Providence, RI

01 August 2014

Christopher Renzi filed the lawsuit  in United States District Court in Providence, R.I., against Cristiano Ronaldo and the Danish company, JBS Textile Group, claiming he is the current owner of the “CR7” trademark in the United States. Renzi says he uses the trademark on his branded clothing and that “CR7″ is a combination of his […]

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Posted in Featured, Madeira, Organizations, People, Portugal, Sports, World

Travel: Why Sintra deserves far more than just a day trip – By Julie Dawn Fox

31 July 2014

By Julie Dawn Fox, Contributor (*) Sintra may be less than an hour away from Lisbon but it’s a world apart. Nestled in woodland with fanciful palaces and centuries-old castles and convents, it’s no wonder that both Portuguese and British elites flocked here in the 18th and 19th centuries. Magnificent villas and grandiose palacetes sprang […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Featured, Portugal, Travel

Book: California’s Portuguese Politicians – By Alvin Ray Graves – Editor’s Note

30 July 2014

The book, California’s Portuguese Politicians: A Century of Legislative Service (2013), by historian Alvin Ray Grave, about the role of California’s politicians of Portuguese descent in American politics, was awarded second place by the 2014 International Latino Book Awards in the category of “Best History Book.” From John G. Mattos, a first-generation immigrant from the island of Faial, elected […]

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

Faial: The 39th Semana do Mar Festival will celebrate the sea – Azores

29 July 2014

Faial Island will celebrate the 39th Semana do Mar Festival, August 1-10, a weeklong series of religious and cultural events dedicated to the sea. Visitors will enjoy live music, folkdance performances, arts and crafts, religious and cultural events including exhibits and parades. Several sea-related sports and competition include sailing regattas, kayak and canoeing rowing, swimming, […]

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Posted in Azores, Faial, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Sports, World

Community: 100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament celebrated July 31 – August 3 – New Bedford, MA

29 July 2014

The Portuguese community of New Bedford, Massachusetts, is celebrating the 100th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament to be held July 31 through August 3 in the city’s North Ends area. Founded in 1915 by a group of Portuguese from the Madeira archipelago, the festival has become the largest Portuguese feast in the United States, the […]

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Posted in Community, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, Organizations, People, Porto Santo, World

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