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Book: Lajes: Decontamination of Terceira island soils must be a top priority Education: Portuguese language qualifies for college placement and credit Book: Scholarships: Portugal Summer Study Program

Book: ‘The Midwife of Torment & Other Stories’ by Paulo da Costa – Editor’s Note

The Midwife of Torment & Other Stories is a collection of sudden fiction that compresses its narrative to deliver a variety of stories that alternate the flavor of a philosophical reflection with the whimsical enchantment of a fable with a twist. These stories also often dwell on the strange–and the horror–found in our mundane lives. […]

Lajes: Decontamination of Terceira island soils must be a top priority – Azores

The President of the Government of the Azores, Vasco Cordeiro,  is concerned that the decontamination of soils on Terceira island, resulting from the US  presence in Lajes Air Base, is not being addressed as a “top priority” by the Portugal/USA Permanent Bilateral Commission. In a prepared statement, President Cordeiro stated that, “[T]he position taken by […]

Education: Portuguese language qualifies for college placement and credit – NEWL

Effective April 2017, college bound secondary education students in the United States will be able to earn college placement and college credits for Portuguese as a foreign language’. To qualify, students will take the National Examinations in World Languages (NEWL), a test developed by the American Councils for International Education and recognized by the Advanced […]

Book: ‘The Lusophone World’ by Sarah Ashby – Editor’s Note

Portugal’s European Union honeymoon has officially ended. It was the victim of a Europe-wide political and financial crisis and an unstable EU identity increasingly splintered along regional and economic fractures. What does this mean for the former ‘‘good student’’ of European democracy? The answer may lie in renewed Portuguese efforts to deepen and strengthen ties […]

Scholarships: Portugal Summer Study Program – UMass, Lowell

The Saab-Pedroso Center for Portuguese Culture and Research, at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, has announced a 2017 summer abroad program in Lisbon, Portugal. Financial aid and/or scholarships are available for eligible students. Students can choose Option 1 (4 week program) departing the US on June 3 and returning June 30, 2017. Students who choose […]

Book: ‘The Political Construction of Brazil’ by L. C.Bresser-Pereira – Editor’s Note

03 February 2017

Spanning the period from the country’s independence in 1822 through early 2015, Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira assesses the trajectory of Brazil’s political, social, and economic development. Bresser-Pereira draws on his decades of first-hand experience to shed light on the many paradoxes that have characterized Brazil’s polity, its society, and the relations between the two across nearly […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Books, Brazil, Business, Featured, Politics, World

Immigration: President Trump restricts US Visas for Brazilian applicants – Washington, DC

03 February 2017

A new decree in immigration policy will restrict US Visas for Brazilian applicants by toughening interviewing requirements, the US Embassy in Brazil has confirmed. The new regulations will take force immediately, starting this week. Brazilians benefited from certain exemptions to the interview requirement, but a according to the new immigration policy towards Brazil, Brazilians only […]

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Posted in Brazil, Community, Featured, Heritage, People, Travel

Book: ‘Visualizing Portuguese Power’ by Urte Krass– Editor’s Note

27 January 2017

Images play a key role in political communication and the ways we come to understand the power structures that shape society. Nowhere is this more evident than in the process of empire building, in which visual language has long been a highly effective means of overpowering another culture with one’s own values and beliefs. With […]

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Sports: The 2017 Azores Trail Run is open to participants – Azores

24 January 2017

The 2017 Azores Trail Run (ATR) will be held on Faial and Pico islands on May 24-28. The registration deadline is April 30, 2017. In its fourth edition, the international sports competition consists of several trail running races taking place each year in the end of May. Runners from across the globe are encouraged to participate. […]

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Posted in Azores, Faial, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Pico, Sports, Travel, World

Call for Papers: Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies – Tagus Press

24 January 2017

The next volume of Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies (PLCS 30), dedicated to Transnational Africas: Visual, Material and Sonic Cultures of Lusophone Africa, focuses on the visual, material and sonic cultures of Lusophone Africa from the pre-colonial period to the contemporary moment. The Portuguese Literary & Cultural Studies, edited by Christopher Larkosh, Mario Pereira and […]

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

Portugal: President-elect Trump has Portuguese connections – Washington, DC

16 January 2017

Portuguese authorities have initiated contacts with US President-elect Donald Trump to be inaugurated Friday, January 20, 2017. The contacts are aimed at gaining access and establishing future productive bilateral relations. Last week, the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, called US president-elect to bring up the importance of the US Lajes Field on Terceira […]

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



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