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Book: ‘Slave Trade and Abolition: Gender, Commerce’ by Vanessa S. Oliveira Corruption: New Travel Alert: TAP suspends 93% of its international operations PALCUS: NextGen Leadership Academy fellowship Memoir: How I got my name and learned about Portugal –  By Diogo Teixeira
 

Book: ‘Slave Trade and Abolition: Gender, Commerce’ by Vanessa S. Oliveira – Editor’s Note

Well into the early nineteenth century, Luanda, the administrative capital of Portuguese Angola, was one of the most influential ports for the transatlantic slave trade. Between 1801 and 1850, it served as the point of embarkation for more than 535,000 enslaved Africans. In the history of this diverse, wealthy city, the gendered dynamics of the […]

Corruption: New ‘Luanda Leaks’ revelations go global – Portugal

By Len Port More information has emerged about the business activities of Isabel dos Santos, this time claiming that despite her corrupt reputation she was able to count on advice from three of the world’s largest consulting firms. The extent of Isabel dos Santos’ reported corruption is astounding and it continues to be examined by […]

Travel Alert: TAP suspends 93% of its international operations – Portugal

TAP Air Portugal has announced the suspension of 93% of its international operations, effective February 18 to March 30, above the 73% reduction previously forecast.  TAP chairman of the Board of Directors, Miguel Frasquilho and the chairman of the Executive Committee, Ramiro Sequeira, informed that, given the new COVID’19 travel restrictions and “a further drop […]

PALCUS: NextGen Leadership Academy fellowship – Community

The Portuguese American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS) is proud to announce the official launch of its NextGen Leadership Academy fellowship following a kick-off event last month that welcomed and celebrated the inaugural cohort of fellows, referred to as NextGen Co-founding Ambassadors. All Co-founding Ambassadors – twenty-eight in total – were recruited by […]

Memoir: How I got my name and learned about Portugal –  By Diogo Teixeira

This is a story about how I got my Portuguese name and learned about Portugal as a child. It begins with my parents, who met in New York City, in 1943, during World War II. He basically picked her up one hot August day on a returning beach train. Each thought the other was attractive. […]

Book: ‘Slave Trade and Abolition: Gender, Commerce’ by Vanessa S. Oliveira – Editor’s Note

23 February 2021

Well into the early nineteenth century, Luanda, the administrative capital of Portuguese Angola, was one of the most influential ports for the transatlantic slave trade. Between 1801 and 1850, it served as the point of embarkation for more than 535,000 enslaved Africans. In the history of this diverse, wealthy city, the gendered dynamics of the […]

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Posted in Angola, Arts&Culture, Azores, Books, Brazil, Cape Verde, Featured, Guiné-Bissau, Heritage, Madeira, Mozambique, People, Portugal, São Tomé and Prince, World

Corruption: New ‘Luanda Leaks’ revelations go global – Portugal

21 February 2021

By Len Port More information has emerged about the business activities of Isabel dos Santos, this time claiming that despite her corrupt reputation she was able to count on advice from three of the world’s largest consulting firms. The extent of Isabel dos Santos’ reported corruption is astounding and it continues to be examined by […]

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

Travel Alert: TAP suspends 93% of its international operations – Portugal

18 February 2021

TAP Air Portugal has announced the suspension of 93% of its international operations, effective February 18 to March 30, above the 73% reduction previously forecast.  TAP chairman of the Board of Directors, Miguel Frasquilho and the chairman of the Executive Committee, Ramiro Sequeira, informed that, given the new COVID’19 travel restrictions and “a further drop […]

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Posted in Angola, Azores, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Community, Featured, Guiné-Bissau, Madeira, Mozambique, Organizations, Portugal, São Tomé and Prince, Travel, World

PALCUS: NextGen Leadership Academy fellowship – Community

17 February 2021

The Portuguese American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS) is proud to announce the official launch of its NextGen Leadership Academy fellowship following a kick-off event last month that welcomed and celebrated the inaugural cohort of fellows, referred to as NextGen Co-founding Ambassadors. All Co-founding Ambassadors – twenty-eight in total – were recruited by […]

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Posted in Community, Education, Featured, Scholarships

Memoir: How I got my name and learned about Portugal –  By Diogo Teixeira

14 February 2021

This is a story about how I got my Portuguese name and learned about Portugal as a child. It begins with my parents, who met in New York City, in 1943, during World War II. He basically picked her up one hot August day on a returning beach train. Each thought the other was attractive. […]

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Posted in Angola, Featured, Goa, Heritage, Mozambique, People, Politics, Portugal, World

Portugal: What are the prospects for tourism in 2021? – By Len Port

14 February 2021

There is so much uncertainty about Covid-19 that it’s impossible to predict how tourism will pan out in Portugal or anywhere else this year, but there are pieces of positive information that give rise for some optimism. All sections of the Portuguese tourist industry, which is of huge economic importance to the country, have been […]

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Posted in Azores, Business, Community, Featured, Madeira, People, Portugal, Travel, World

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