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25th April: Has time come for another big change? – By Len Port Book: Community: Historic Sahar Hassamain Synagogue rededicated in Ponta Delgada – Azores Honor: Ukulele named Hawaii state official musical instrument Lajes: United States are in ‘gross violation’ of bilateral agreement
 

25th April: Has time come for another big change? – By Len Port

By Len Port, Contributor(*) Forty-one years on from the joyous Carnation Revolution that ended half a century of dictatorship, the Portuguese are unhappy. According to the latest Eurostat opinion poll on the subject, the only less happy people in the whole of the European Union are the Bulgarians. “Overall, how satisfied are you with your […]

Book: ‘Crises of Empire’ Decolonization and Europe’s Imperial States – Editor’s Note

Crises of Empire offers a comprehensive and uniquely comparative analysis of the history of decolonization in the British, French and Dutch empires. By comparing the processes of decolonization across three of the major modern empires, from the aftermath of the First World War to the late 20th century, the authors are able to analyze decolonization […]

Community: Historic Sahar Hassamain Synagogue rededicated in Ponta Delgada – Azores

Religious leaders, political representatives, dignitaries and private citizens will gather in Ponta Delgada on Thursday, April 23, to rededicate the historic Sahar Hassamain Synagogue. The event is the culmination of a 30 year struggle to save the Synagogue from ruin and preserve the Jewish legacy in the Azores. The synagogue, whose name means “Gates of […]

Honor: Ukulele named Hawaii state official musical instrument – Honolulu, HI

Lawmakers in the state of Hawaii have named the ukulele the official state “modern” musical instrument. The pahu, the Hawaiian drum, was named as the “traditional” musical instrument. The ukulele, often seen as a symbol of the islands, was originally brought to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants, where it became an integral part of the Hawaiian […]

Lajes: United States are in ‘gross violation’ of bilateral agreement – Azores

The United States are in “gross violation” of the spirit of the last bilateral agreement held in Lisbon, on February 11, the President of the Government of Azores, Vasco Cordeiro, said Friday in a statement to the press in Ponta Delgada. President Cordeiro was referring to a lay-off notification sent by the United States Air […]

25th April: Has time come for another big change? – By Len Port

25 April 2015

By Len Port, Contributor(*) Forty-one years on from the joyous Carnation Revolution that ended half a century of dictatorship, the Portuguese are unhappy. According to the latest Eurostat opinion poll on the subject, the only less happy people in the whole of the European Union are the Bulgarians. “Overall, how satisfied are you with your […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, Madeira, Politics, Portugal, World

Book: ‘Crises of Empire’ Decolonization and Europe’s Imperial States – Editor’s Note

23 April 2015

Crises of Empire offers a comprehensive and uniquely comparative analysis of the history of decolonization in the British, French and Dutch empires. By comparing the processes of decolonization across three of the major modern empires, from the aftermath of the First World War to the late 20th century, the authors are able to analyze decolonization […]

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Posted in Angola, Arts&Culture, Books, Featured, Guiné-Bissau, Mozambique, Politics, Portugal, World

Community: Historic Sahar Hassamain Synagogue rededicated in Ponta Delgada – Azores

22 April 2015

Religious leaders, political representatives, dignitaries and private citizens will gather in Ponta Delgada on Thursday, April 23, to rededicate the historic Sahar Hassamain Synagogue. The event is the culmination of a 30 year struggle to save the Synagogue from ruin and preserve the Jewish legacy in the Azores. The synagogue, whose name means “Gates of […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Faial, Featured, Genealogy, Graciosa, Heritage, Interviews, Organizations, People, Portugal, Religion, São Miguel, Terceira, Travel

Honor: Ukulele named Hawaii state official musical instrument – Honolulu, HI

21 April 2015

Lawmakers in the state of Hawaii have named the ukulele the official state “modern” musical instrument. The pahu, the Hawaiian drum, was named as the “traditional” musical instrument. The ukulele, often seen as a symbol of the islands, was originally brought to Hawaii by Portuguese immigrants, where it became an integral part of the Hawaiian […]

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

Lajes: United States are in ‘gross violation’ of bilateral agreement – Azores

17 April 2015

The United States are in “gross violation” of the spirit of the last bilateral agreement held in Lisbon, on February 11, the President of the Government of Azores, Vasco Cordeiro, said Friday in a statement to the press in Ponta Delgada. President Cordeiro was referring to a lay-off notification sent by the United States Air […]

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

Book: ‘Flight Plan Africa: Portuguese Airpower’ in Counterinsurgency, 1961-1974 – Editor’s Note

17 April 2015

Following the 1952 reorganization of the Portuguese Air Force from the army and naval air arms, Portugal now had an entity dedicated solely to aviation that would bring it into line with its new NATO commitment. As it proceeded to develop a competence in modern multiengine and jet fighter aircraft for its NATO role and […]

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Posted in Angola, Arts&Culture, Books, Featured, Guiné-Bissau, Mozambique, Politics, Portugal, World

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