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Book | Cantigas: Galician-Portuguese Troubadour Poems| by Richard Zenith (Translator) – Editor’s Note Travel Alert: TAP Air Portugal blasts off turbulent strike action – Portugal Opinion | What next for Isabel dos Santos? Honor: Jerusalem honors the legacy of Aristides de Sousa Mendes Book | Luso-Tropicalism and Its Discontents| Edited by W. Anderson
 

Book | Cantigas: Galician-Portuguese Troubadour Poems| by Richard Zenith (Translator) – Editor’s Note

The rich tradition of troubadour poetry in western Iberia had all but vanished from history until the discovery of several ancient cancioneiros, or songbooks, in the nineteenth century. These compendiums revealed close to 1,700 songs, or cantigas, composed by around 150 troubadours from Galicia, Portugal, and Castile in the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. In […]

Travel Alert: TAP Air Portugal blasts off turbulent strike action – Portugal

TAP Air Portugal pilots and cabin crew workers, represented by the National Civil Aviation Flight Personnel Union (SNPVAC), will go on strike on Thursday and Friday, December 8 and 9,. The action will result in a cancellation of 360 flights during the stoppage period. TAP usually flies around 300 flights a day. The TAP strike […]

Opinion | What next for Isabel dos Santos? – By Len Port

The enigmatic Isabel dos Santos, arguably the most famous and infamous person in modern Portuguese history, has certainly had her ups and downs. Life for her now seems to be at an all time low and it is difficult to see what she can do about it. The incumbent government in her homeland, the former […]

Honor: Jerusalem honors the legacy of Aristides de Sousa Mendes – Israel

The city of Jerusalem dedicated a square in memory of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese diplomat who rescued thousands of Holocaust victims while stationed in Bordeaux, France, in 1940. Estimates suggest that Sousa Mendes saved 30,000 people during World War II, of whom 10,000 were Jewish, although an exact figure has not been established. […]

Book | Luso-Tropicalism and Its Discontents| Edited by W. Anderson & R. Roque – Editor’s Note

The volume Luso-Tropicalism and Its Discontents: The Making and Unmaking of Racial Exceptionalism, editors Warwick Anderson & Ricardo Roque, offers modern perceptions of race across much of the Global South are indebted to the Brazilian social scientist Gilberto Freyre, who in works such as The Masters and the Slaves claimed that Portuguese colonialism produced exceptionally […]

Book | Cantigas: Galician-Portuguese Troubadour Poems| by Richard Zenith (Translator) – Editor’s Note

08 December 2022

The rich tradition of troubadour poetry in western Iberia had all but vanished from history until the discovery of several ancient cancioneiros, or songbooks, in the nineteenth century. These compendiums revealed close to 1,700 songs, or cantigas, composed by around 150 troubadours from Galicia, Portugal, and Castile in the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. In […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Books, Featured, Heritage, Portugal, World

Travel Alert: TAP Air Portugal blasts off turbulent strike action – Portugal

07 December 2022

TAP Air Portugal pilots and cabin crew workers, represented by the National Civil Aviation Flight Personnel Union (SNPVAC), will go on strike on Thursday and Friday, December 8 and 9,. The action will result in a cancellation of 360 flights during the stoppage period. TAP usually flies around 300 flights a day. The TAP strike […]

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Posted in Community, Featured, Portugal, Travel

Opinion | What next for Isabel dos Santos? – By Len Port

06 December 2022

The enigmatic Isabel dos Santos, arguably the most famous and infamous person in modern Portuguese history, has certainly had her ups and downs. Life for her now seems to be at an all time low and it is difficult to see what she can do about it. The incumbent government in her homeland, the former […]

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Posted in Angola, Featured, People, Politics, World

Honor: Jerusalem honors the legacy of Aristides de Sousa Mendes – Israel

02 December 2022

The city of Jerusalem dedicated a square in memory of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese diplomat who rescued thousands of Holocaust victims while stationed in Bordeaux, France, in 1940. Estimates suggest that Sousa Mendes saved 30,000 people during World War II, of whom 10,000 were Jewish, although an exact figure has not been established. […]

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Posted in Featured, Heritage, People, Portugal, World

Book | Luso-Tropicalism and Its Discontents| Edited by W. Anderson & R. Roque – Editor’s Note

30 November 2022

The volume Luso-Tropicalism and Its Discontents: The Making and Unmaking of Racial Exceptionalism, editors Warwick Anderson & Ricardo Roque, offers modern perceptions of race across much of the Global South are indebted to the Brazilian social scientist Gilberto Freyre, who in works such as The Masters and the Slaves claimed that Portuguese colonialism produced exceptionally […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Books, Brazil, Featured, Heritage, Portugal

Peter Pereira: The wisdom of poetry and healing – Interview

29 November 2022

By Millicent Borges Accardi A Luso American with roots in Asia, physician and poet Peter Pereira is a primary care doctor located in Seattle, Washington, where he cares for an urban, underserved population of immigrants, refugees, housing project residents, and the elderly. The author of two poetry books, What’s Written on the Body (2007) and […]

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