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Community: Enthronement ceremony by the Port Wine Brotherhood Corruption: Former Prime Minister José Sócrates arrested 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: Enthronement ceremony by the Port Wine Brotherhood – Washington, DC

By Naseer Ahmad (*) With his soft-spoken demeanor Ambassador Nuno Brito can not only initiate stimulating conversation but also make one feel at home. As His Excellency speaks, the fears of a fast approaching winter recede and one can’t help but notice the picture with beaming smiles of President Barack Obama and Ambassador Brito in […]

Corruption: Former Prime Minister José Sócrates arrested – Portugal

Former Portuguese Prime Minister, José Sócrates, was detained in a  corruption probe on suspicion of tax fraud and money laundering involving “bank operations and money transfers from an unknown source,” Portugal’s Attorney-General’s office reported Friday. Sócrates, 57, a socialist career politician, was arrested at Lisbon airport on arrival from Paris, France. Three additional suspects were […]

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: Enthronement ceremony by the Port Wine Brotherhood – Washington, DC

23 November 2014

By Naseer Ahmad (*) With his soft-spoken demeanor Ambassador Nuno Brito can not only initiate stimulating conversation but also make one feel at home. As His Excellency speaks, the fears of a fast approaching winter recede and one can’t help but notice the picture with beaming smiles of President Barack Obama and Ambassador Brito in […]

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Posted in Business, Community, Entertainment, Featured, Food & Wine, Life Style, Organizations, Portugal

Corruption: Former Prime Minister José Sócrates arrested – Portugal

22 November 2014

Former Portuguese Prime Minister, José Sócrates, was detained in a  corruption probe on suspicion of tax fraud and money laundering involving “bank operations and money transfers from an unknown source,” Portugal’s Attorney-General’s office reported Friday. Sócrates, 57, a socialist career politician, was arrested at Lisbon airport on arrival from Paris, France. Three additional suspects were […]

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Posted in Featured, People, Politics, Portugal, World

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

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