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Santa Maria: Aerospace Airbus to build base to launch satellites into orbit Ciganos: Portuguese Roma in major German photo project Book: Travel: Azores Airlines on strike from May 1 to May 2 Book: ‘The Love Life of an Assistant Animator’ by Katherine Vaz – Editor’s Note
 

Santa Maria: Aerospace Airbus to build base to launch satellites into orbit – Azores

The island of Santa Maria in the Azores is being considered by the aerospace company Airbus as a well-positioned place to build a space base from which rockets will launch small earth satellites into orbit, the Portuguese Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, revealed […]

Ciganos: Portuguese Roma in major German photo project – by Len Port

By Len Port, Contributor (*) Romani families in Portugal recently welcomed into their homes a professional German photographer, Florian Schwarz, to take portraits for a unique exhibition to illustrate the diversity of migrant communities across Europe. Schwarz’s focus on Romani people, more commonly known in English as Gypsies and in Portuguese as Ciganos, was the […]

Book: ‘The Paras: Portugal’s First Elite Force in Africa,1961-1974′ – Editor’s Note

Portuguese paratroopers or “paras” began as a stepchild of the army and found a home in the Portuguese Air Force in 1955. Initially, the post-World War Two Portuguese Army seemed to have had mixed emotions about the need for elite, special-purpose forces that operated in small units with the attendant flexibility and elevated lethality. Shock […]

Travel: Azores Airlines on strike from May 1 to May 2 – Portugal

Cabin workers from SATA International / Azores Airlines have announced they will be on strike from May 1 to May 2 according to a statement released to the press by the National Union of Civil Aviation (SNPVAC). The two day stoppage, which will include “all Azores Airlines/SATA International flights”, will fulfill only the “minimum services” of […]

Book: ‘The Love Life of an Assistant Animator’ by Katherine Vaz – Editor’s Note

In this long-awaited collection of short fiction by the author of Mariana and Our Lady of the Artichokes, beauty is continually and painfully present in all places–in a Thanksgiving dinner assembled by a widowed DMV worker being stalked by an irate customer; in a middle-aged Hollywood actress who captivates a young studio animator for decades; […]

Conference: ‘Portuguese-Americans During the Great War’ – UMass Dartmouth, MA

03 April 2017

The Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese American Archives at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announces a presentation by Dr. Paula Noversa Rioux titled “Portuguese-Americans During the Great War.”   The talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 5:30 PM on Thursday, April 6th in the Prince Henry Society Reading Room of the Ferreira-Mendes […]

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Posted in Community, Conferences, Education, Featured, Heritage, People, World

Book: ‘Eat Smart in Portugal’ by Hess & Peterson – Editor’s Note

31 March 2017

The diminutive size of Portugal, a land area about the size of the U.S. state of Indiana, would suggest that there is not much culinary difference across the regions. Yet, given Portugal’s distinctive and variable geography, the country has preserved hundreds of different regionally-specific cooking traditions that are being honored in starred Michelin restaurants and […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Books, Featured, Food & Wine, Portugal, Travel

Community: MAPS 2017 Awards Gala to honor individuals and organizations- Cambridge, MA

28 March 2017

The Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) 2017 Awards Gala will take place on Saturday April 29th, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts, honoring distinguished community members and organizations. The MAPS annual gala will feature a Red Carpet arrival, cocktail reception, banquet, awards ceremony, silent auction, entertainment and much more. The awards will […]

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Posted in Awards, Community, Entertainment, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People

Vatican: Pope to canonize Fátima seers Jacinta and Francisco – Portugal

27 March 2017

By Len Port, Contributor (*) Following the announcement that two of the visionaries of Fátima, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, are soon to be canonized, hopes have been expressed that the process be accelerated to elevate the third and principle visionary, Lúcia Santos, to sainthood. The three shepherd children claimed to have witnessed apparitions of the […]

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Fall 2017: Call for Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies – UMass Dartmouth, MA

25 March 2017

The Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture (CPSC) at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is seeking candidates for The Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/Luso-American Foundation Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies Fall 2017. Established in 2001 by the CPSC, the Hélio and Amélia Pedroso/FLAD Endowed Chair in Portuguese Studies allows for the appointment of a distinguished scholar, […]

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Book: ‘From Dictatorship to Democracy’ by Raphael Costa – Editor’s Note

23 March 2017

This book examines Portugal’s transition from dictatorship to democracy by focusing on Lourinhã’s urbanization and economic development since 1966. Since 1966, Lourinhã’s urban landscape has transformed as Portugal democratized. From a rural town with little infrastructure and few institutions in 1966, Lourinhã emerged by 2001 as a modern European town. This work highlights key areas […]

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