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AIR Center: Azores committed to build an Atlantic International Research Center Community: Silicon Valley Portuguese Education Book: Travel Alert:  Security workers on strike at all national airports Community: The 20th edition of the Cultural Youth Education Camp – Sonoma, CA
 

AIR Center: Azores committed to build an Atlantic International Research Center – Las Palmas, Canaries

The Regional Secretary for the Sea, Science and Technology, Rui Menezes, reiterated in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, the commitment of the Government of the Azores to install an Atlantic International Research (AIR) Center in the archipelago. Menezes, who participated in the 1st Spanish-Portuguese Meeting on the AIR Center, raised awareness for the project and strengthened […]

Community: Silicon Valley Portuguese Education & Culture Foundation – San Jose, CA

The Silicon Valley Portuguese Education & Culture Foundation (SVPECF) was launched to support Portuguese language education at the San Jose State University. Located in Silicon Valley, the newly founded support group replaces the Portuguese Studies Advisory Board which has served the Portuguese language and culture courses at the university. The goal is to attract more […]

Book: ‘The City of Ulysses’ by Teolinda Gersão – Editor’s Note

A man and a woman meet in Lisbon and fall in love. City of Ulysses is their story, and the city’s love story besides. It is a story that leads readers down multiple paths, through myth and history, reality and fantasy, literature and the visual arts, the past and the present, male and female relations, […]

Travel Alert: Security workers on strike at all national airports – Portugal

According to SITAVA, the airport workers’ union, Portuguese airport security screeners will be on strke for 48 hours at all airports in Portugal, including Madeira and the Azores, beginning on June 24 and ending on June 25. These workers, who carry out security checks, are also staging demonstrations at the Lisbon International Airport on June […]

Community: The 20th edition of the Cultural Youth Education Camp – Sonoma, CA

The 20th edition of the Cultural Youth Education Camp, sponsored by the Luso-American Education Foundation, in partnership with the Government of the Azores, begins today at Sonoma State University, California. Sandra Melo, a teacher from the Tomás de Borba Primary and Secondary School in Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira, will lead the camp. She will introduce […]

Pedrógão Grande: How you can help the forest fire survivors – Portugal

18 June 2017

On Sunday Portugal declared three days of national mourning for the many victims claimed by the forest fires in the mountainous regions of Pedrógão Grande, central Portugal, northeast of the capital Lisbon. Without knowing yet the total number of victims, Prime Minister António Costs offered his condolences to the families of the victims, describing the […]

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Posted in Community, Featured, Portugal

Citizenship: Portuguese parliament debates easing naturalization laws – Portugal

13 June 2017

Portugal’s parliament is debating new procedures to amend its Nationality Law. If approved, anyone born in Portugal will gain jus soli or the right to citizenship, including the children born in the country to immigrant parents. Proposed by the governing Socialist Party, in coalition with the Communist Party, the measure will amend the current Nationality […]

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

FIRST Global: Team Portugal competing at the International Robot Olympics – Washington, DC

12 June 2017

A team of Portuguese high school students will travel from Portugal to participate in the inaugural International Robot Olympics to be hosted in Washington, DC, at Constitution Hall, July 16-18, to compete in the FIRST Global Challenge. Contestants from 160 countries will build robots revolving around access to clean water. The goal is to show […]

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Posted in Angola, Awards, Cape Verde, Community, Education, Featured, Mozambique, Organizations, People, Portugal

Memoir: ‘My first books were baseball books’ – By George Monteiro

11 June 2017

In 1942, for Christmas, I was given Paul Gallop’s book about Lou Gehrig. Its cover and dust jacket were in bright orange, with a picture of the “Pride of the Yankees” on the jacket, along with a picture of the movie-star Gary Cooper, who played Gehrig in the sentimental movie directed by Sam Woods. I […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Books, Community, Featured, Heritage, People, World

Community: Whaling Museum launches Portuguese language website – New Bedford, MA

09 June 2017

The New Bedford Whaling Museum has launched a Portuguese version of its website timed to coincide with New Bedford’s opening ceremony for the international Day of Portugal celebrations. The website will increase access to information about Whaling Museum programs, exhibitions, research, and scholarship. More than 300 pages of the Museum’s content-rich website have been translated. […]

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

Book: ‘Warning to the Crocodiles’ by António Lobo Antunes – Editor’s Note

09 June 2017

Set in the aftermath of the “Carnation Revolution” of April 25, 1974, Antonio Lobo Antunes’s Warning to the Crocodiles is a fragmented narrative of the violent tensions resulting from major political changes in Portugal. Told through the memories of four women who spend their days fashioning homemade explosives and participating in the kidnap and torture […]

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

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