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Award:  Azores named “Number One” sustainable tourism destination – EUCC Elected: Portugal wins seat on Human Rights Council – United Nations Book: Film: Public screening of “Deportado” by Nathalie Mansoux- UMD Community: Thousands of dollars unclaimed by Portuguese organizations
 

Award: Azores named “Number One” sustainable tourism destination – EUCC

The Azores won the “Platinum Quality Coast 2014-2015” award as “Number One” sustainable destination. Although this is the first time the “Platinum Quality Coast” award is being presented, the Azores emerged the winner of a Quality Coast Award for the second time in two years. For the 2013-2014 season the archipelago had won the Quality Coast Gold […]

Elected: Portugal wins seat on Human Rights Council – United Nations

Portugal was elected Tuesday by UN General Assembly to the 15 member UN Human Rights Council for a three year term (2015-2017) beginning January 1, 2015. Portugal won with 184 votes of 193. Portugal had presented its candidature to the Human Rights Council (HRC) for the term 2015-2017 in January 2011. Speaking before the 69th […]

Book: “Saudades” by Joe Gouveia – Review by George Monteiro

Joe Gouveia was an influential regional poet. He flourished throughout Cape Cod as a radio personality, a tireless promoter of poetry readings, and a ready and willing friend and champion to poets of any stripe at any level, starting out or established. He died on May 10, 2014, at the age of 49. The “words […]

Film: Public screening of “Deportado” by Nathalie Mansoux- UMD

The Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at UMD are presenting a public screening of the film Deportado (2012) 67’ by Nathalie Mansoux. Filmed in New Bedford, Fall River and the Azores, this documentary examines the forced repatriation of legal, Azorean immigrants from the US to their places of origin and […]

Community: Thousands of dollars unclaimed by Portuguese organizations – USA

The Long Island Portuguese American Leadership Conference (“LIPALC”) has found thousands of dollars belonging to Portuguese organizations in the United States as the result of a public service initiative coordinated by its Chairman, Gabriel Marques. Marques serves as the Senior Economic Advisor to the Nassau County Comptroller and has helped identify over $50,000 in abandoned […]

Award: Azores named “Number One” sustainable tourism destination – EUCC

22 October 2014

The Azores won the “Platinum Quality Coast 2014-2015” award as “Number One” sustainable destination. Although this is the first time the “Platinum Quality Coast” award is being presented, the Azores emerged the winner of a Quality Coast Award for the second time in two years. For the 2013-2014 season the archipelago had won the Quality Coast Gold […]

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Posted in Awards, Azores, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People

Elected: Portugal wins seat on Human Rights Council – United Nations

22 October 2014

Portugal was elected Tuesday by UN General Assembly to the 15 member UN Human Rights Council for a three year term (2015-2017) beginning January 1, 2015. Portugal won with 184 votes of 193. Portugal had presented its candidature to the Human Rights Council (HRC) for the term 2015-2017 in January 2011. Speaking before the 69th […]

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

Book: “Saudades” by Joe Gouveia – Review by George Monteiro

21 October 2014

Joe Gouveia was an influential regional poet. He flourished throughout Cape Cod as a radio personality, a tireless promoter of poetry readings, and a ready and willing friend and champion to poets of any stripe at any level, starting out or established. He died on May 10, 2014, at the age of 49. The “words […]

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Posted in Books, Community, Featured, Heritage, People

Film: Public screening of “Deportado” by Nathalie Mansoux- UMD

21 October 2014

The Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at UMD are presenting a public screening of the film Deportado (2012) 67’ by Nathalie Mansoux. Filmed in New Bedford, Fall River and the Azores, this documentary examines the forced repatriation of legal, Azorean immigrants from the US to their places of origin and […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Azores, Community, Conferences, Education, Featured, Film, Heritage, Madeira, Organizations, People, Portugal, World

Community: Thousands of dollars unclaimed by Portuguese organizations – USA

20 October 2014

The Long Island Portuguese American Leadership Conference (“LIPALC”) has found thousands of dollars belonging to Portuguese organizations in the United States as the result of a public service initiative coordinated by its Chairman, Gabriel Marques. Marques serves as the Senior Economic Advisor to the Nassau County Comptroller and has helped identify over $50,000 in abandoned […]

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Posted in Azores, Business, Community, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, Organizations, People, Portugal

Opinion: Is expression ever a freedom too far? By Len Port

12 October 2014

By Len Port, Contributor(*) While freedom of expression is said to be the cornerstone of democracy, of late it seems to be on shaky ground. It remains on a steady footing in Portugal compared to most countries and that is probably because of prevailing moral attitudes as much as the fact that it is enshrined […]

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Posted in Books, Film, Music, Painting, Photography, Politics, Portugal, Social networks

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