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Portugal: President-elect Trump has Portuguese connections – Washington, DC Today in History: Former President Mário Soares dead aged 92 – Portugal Portugal: Prime Minister António Costa visits ancestral home in Goa – India Book: António Guterres
 

Portugal: President-elect Trump has Portuguese connections – Washington, DC

Portuguese authorities have initiated contacts with US President-elect Donald Trump to be inaugurated Friday, January 20, 2017. The contacts are aimed at gaining access and establishing future productive bilateral relations. Last week, the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, called US president-elect to bring up the importance of the US Lajes Field on Terceira […]

Today in History: Former President Mário Soares dead aged 92 – Portugal

The former President of the Portuguese Republic, Mário Soares, died in Lisbon today, January 7, at age 92. Hospitalized on December 13, he had since been in a coma. The cause of dead was not disclosed. The Portuguese government has decreed three days of mourning. President Soares was a historic figure in the struggle to […]

Portugal: Prime Minister António Costa visits ancestral home in Goa – India

Portugal’s Prime Minister, António Costa, will pay a week-long official visit to India, from January 6 to January 12, 2017, at the invitation of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prime Minister Costa, who is of Portuguese Indian descent, is the son of Orlando da Costa, a prominent Portuguese language writer with roots Goa, the Indian […]

Book: ‘Portuguese Commandos’ by John P. Cann – Editor’s Note

During the 13-year insurgency (1961–74) in Portuguese Africa, more than 800,000 men and women served in the Portuguese armed forces. Of this number, about 9,000 served as commandos (or about 1 percent). Yet their combat losses ― 357 dead, 28 missing in action and 771 wounded ― represented 11.5 percent of the total casualties (a […]

António Guterres – The right man at the right time – by Len Port

By Len Port, Contributor (*) As we raise glasses to the notion of peace and goodwill on Earth, more realistic hopes are centred on Portugal’s António Guterres who takes office as United Nations Secretary-General on New Year’s Day. One of the few things top leaders across this bitterly divided world seem to agree on is […]

Portugal: President-elect Trump has Portuguese connections – Washington, DC

16 January 2017

Portuguese authorities have initiated contacts with US President-elect Donald Trump to be inaugurated Friday, January 20, 2017. The contacts are aimed at gaining access and establishing future productive bilateral relations. Last week, the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, called US president-elect to bring up the importance of the US Lajes Field on Terceira […]

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

Today in History: Former President Mário Soares dead aged 92 – Portugal

07 January 2017

The former President of the Portuguese Republic, Mário Soares, died in Lisbon today, January 7, at age 92. Hospitalized on December 13, he had since been in a coma. The cause of dead was not disclosed. The Portuguese government has decreed three days of mourning. President Soares was a historic figure in the struggle to […]

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

Portugal: Prime Minister António Costa visits ancestral home in Goa – India

06 January 2017

Portugal’s Prime Minister, António Costa, will pay a week-long official visit to India, from January 6 to January 12, 2017, at the invitation of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Prime Minister Costa, who is of Portuguese Indian descent, is the son of Orlando da Costa, a prominent Portuguese language writer with roots Goa, the Indian […]

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

Book: ‘Portuguese Commandos’ by John P. Cann – Editor’s Note

31 December 2016

During the 13-year insurgency (1961–74) in Portuguese Africa, more than 800,000 men and women served in the Portuguese armed forces. Of this number, about 9,000 served as commandos (or about 1 percent). Yet their combat losses ― 357 dead, 28 missing in action and 771 wounded ― represented 11.5 percent of the total casualties (a […]

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Posted in Angola, Arts&Culture, Books, Featured, Politics, Portugal

António Guterres – The right man at the right time – by Len Port

29 December 2016

By Len Port, Contributor (*) As we raise glasses to the notion of peace and goodwill on Earth, more realistic hopes are centred on Portugal’s António Guterres who takes office as United Nations Secretary-General on New Year’s Day. One of the few things top leaders across this bitterly divided world seem to agree on is […]

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

Mandatory: Priority services granted for seniors and the physically challenged – Portugal

27 December 2016

According to a new law approved by the Portuguese parliament, effective December 27, 2016, all public and private entities in Portugal are obliged to provide priority services to the physically challenged, including pregnant women, people holding or escorting children under two years old, disabled elderly people over 65 years old, and people with physical and/or mental […]

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

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