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Community: DACA repeal will affect 520 Portuguese dreamers – Washington, DC January 15: Moderate earthquake magnitude 4.9 rattled Alentejo Travel: Portugal holds one of the most powerful passports in the world Portugal: Unhealthy food ban at all public health services providers Portugal: Thousands leaving the country each year
 

Community: DACA repeal will affect 520 Portuguese dreamers – Washington, DC

Official data released by the Trump Administration reveals that repealing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will affect 520 undocumented Portuguese immigrants, authorities in Portugal have confirmed. DACA was approved in 2012, by President Barack Obama, to protect undocumented residents who were brought illegally to the country as children. The program was approved conditionally […]

January 15: Moderate earthquake magnitude 4.9 rattled Alentejo – Southern Portugal

An earthquake magnitude 4.9 Richter scale was reported at 11.51am, local time, on Monday morning, in the Alentejo southern region of Portugal. The event felt across the country caused no injuries or destruction, the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IMPA) has confirmed. The earthquake happened in the District of Evora (population 173,700). The […]

Travel: Portugal holds one of the most powerful passports in the world – Henley & Partners

A Portuguese passport holder owns one of the best passports in the world, according the 2018 Passport Index released by Henley & Partners, a prestigious international consulting firm. In 2018, Portugal moved from sixth (2017) to the fifth place in the Henley & Partners passport index. The ranking evaluates passports according to the number of […]

Portugal: Unhealthy food ban at all public health services providers – New Year’s resolution

The Portuguese government is banning all unhealthy foods and drinks from all public health services providers, following the publication of an administrative order published in ‘Diário da República’ the official journal. Thus, health centers and hospitals, as well as any institution of the Ministry of Health, will be prohibited from having vending machines for foods […]

Portugal: Thousands leaving the country each year – few returning

Portugal has acknowledged a persistent negative emigration trend resulting in a migratory deficit – with more young qualified Portuguese leaving the country than returning – and that the country is not attracting those who have left in recent years. According to Secretary of State for the Communities, José Luís Carneiro, in spite of the positive […]

Portugal: Voted “Best Destination of the World” by the World Travel Awards – Phu Quoc,Vietnam

11 December 2017

Portugal was voted “Best Destination of the World” at the 24th edition of The World Travel Awards – known as the “Tourism Oscars” – becoming the first European country to win this distinction. Collecting six of the highest awards, Portugal defeated competitors such as Brazil, Greece, Maldives, USA, Morocco, Vietnam and Spain.  Lisbon won “World’s […]

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Posted in Awards, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, Organizations, People, Portugal, Travel, World

Award: Cristiano Ronaldo wins 5th Ballon d’Or – Paris, France

07 December 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo has won for the fifth time the Ballon d’Or, matching rival Lionel Messi’s record of filth Ballon d’Or awards. Ronaldo had received the honor in 2008, 2013, 2014, and 2016. The annual award is based on sports journalist voting and presented by the magazine France Football to the best soccer player of the year. […]

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Posted in Awards, Featured, Madeira, Organizations, People, Portugal, Sports, World

Open Call: Arte Corajosa Celebrating Azorean Creativity – Bristol Art Museum, RI

05 December 2017

With the support of a grant from the RI Foundation, the Bristol Art Museum (BAM) announced an open call for Rhode Island area Portuguese artists to participate in the “Arte Corajosa” [Courageous Art] project celebrating Azorean creativity. The goal is to “providing the East Bay and greater Rhode Island community with the opportunity to experience […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Azores, Community, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, World

Appointed: Mário Centeno elected new chief of Eurogroup – Brussels, EU

05 December 2017

Portuguese Finance Minister, Mário Centeno, was elected the new head of the Eurogroup, a prestigious decision making body, consisting of 19 Finance Ministers of all European Union countries. The appointment was decided in a secret ballot at a finance ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday. He attained support and prestige in the European circles after […]

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

Canada: Federal Parliament recognizes June as Portuguese Heritage Month – Ottawa, ON

29 November 2017

By Cristina Ogden(*) Canada’s Federal Parliament has formally recognized June 10 as Portugal Day and the month of June as Portuguese Heritage Month. The Private Member’s Bill, M-126, was sponsored by Julie Dzerowicz, Member of Parliament for Toronto, Ontario’s Davenport electoral riding. M-126 was introduced earlier this year to recognize Portuguese Canadian contributions and to […]

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

PALCUS: Index shows Portuguese American views and concerns – Community

27 November 2017

The PALCUS Index, the first annual national survey, has been released revealing the views and concerns of the Portuguese American community. The main goal of survey, conducted by the Portuguese-American Leadership Council of the United States (PALCUS), was to obtain a view of what matters most to the Portuguese American community, how they participate politically […]

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Posted in Community, Education, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Politics, World

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