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Travel: SATA to increase flight capacity for the summer Essay: Holy Ghost Feasts in the California Diaspora May 5th: Book: ‘Sea Loves Me: Selected Stories’ by Mia Couto – Editor’s Note How Free? The pressures on press freedom
 

Travel: SATA to increase flight capacity for the summer – Azores

Anticipating the Azores will become again “an attractive destination” this summer, SATA Azores Airlines has indicated it may increase its flight capacity to a total of 53 thousand seats in the months of July and August. Accordingly, SATA plans to offer more seats to international destinations, including more flight availability from the Azores to Boston […]

Essay: Holy Ghost Feasts in the California Diaspora – By Reinaldo Silva

This essay aims at analyzing the traditions associated with the observance of the Holy Ghost celebrations in the California diasporic communities and the way in which these festivities have been an impulse for some of the literary writings produced by three American writers whose ancestors hailed from the island of Terceira, namely the following ones: […]

May 5th: ‘World Portuguese Language Day’ celebrated in 50 countries – Portugal

The World Portuguese Language Day is being celebrated in 50 countries with more than 159 cultural activities worldwide. Portuguese is one of the few languages in the world with the status of a “global language” since it has more than 10 million speakers among the more than 7,000 living languages. This year, the Portuguese city […]

Book: ‘Sea Loves Me: Selected Stories’ by Mia Couto – Editor’s Note

Known internationally for his novels, Neustadt Prize-winner Mia Couto first became famous for his short stories. Sea Loves Me includes sixty-four of his best, thirty-six of which appear in English for the first time. Covering the entire arc of Couto’s career, this collection displays the Mozambican author’s inventiveness, sensitivity, and social range with greater richness […]

How Free? The pressures on press freedom – by Len Port

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres promotes World Press Freedom Day annually on 3rd May to raise awareness of the fundamental importance of press freedom and remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression enshrined under the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “Journalists and media workers are […]

Travel: SATA to increase flight capacity for the summer – Azores

06 May 2021

Anticipating the Azores will become again “an attractive destination” this summer, SATA Azores Airlines has indicated it may increase its flight capacity to a total of 53 thousand seats in the months of July and August. Accordingly, SATA plans to offer more seats to international destinations, including more flight availability from the Azores to Boston […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, Organizations, Portugal, Terceira, Travel, World

Essay: Holy Ghost Feasts in the California Diaspora – By Reinaldo Silva

05 May 2021

This essay aims at analyzing the traditions associated with the observance of the Holy Ghost celebrations in the California diasporic communities and the way in which these festivities have been an impulse for some of the literary writings produced by three American writers whose ancestors hailed from the island of Terceira, namely the following ones: […]

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

May 5th: ‘World Portuguese Language Day’ celebrated in 50 countries – Portugal

05 May 2021

The World Portuguese Language Day is being celebrated in 50 countries with more than 159 cultural activities worldwide. Portuguese is one of the few languages in the world with the status of a “global language” since it has more than 10 million speakers among the more than 7,000 living languages. This year, the Portuguese city […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Community, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, Portugal, World

Book: ‘Sea Loves Me: Selected Stories’ by Mia Couto – Editor’s Note

04 May 2021

Known internationally for his novels, Neustadt Prize-winner Mia Couto first became famous for his short stories. Sea Loves Me includes sixty-four of his best, thirty-six of which appear in English for the first time. Covering the entire arc of Couto’s career, this collection displays the Mozambican author’s inventiveness, sensitivity, and social range with greater richness […]

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

How Free? The pressures on press freedom – by Len Port

03 May 2021

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres promotes World Press Freedom Day annually on 3rd May to raise awareness of the fundamental importance of press freedom and remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression enshrined under the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “Journalists and media workers are […]

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

Frank Ferreira: Legally challenging Portugal’s electoral system – Interview

23 April 2021

By Carolina Matos, Editor Frank Ferreira is a proud Portuguese American, with dual citizenship, who believes that Portugal’s (including the Açores and Madeira) current electoral system is impractical, injurious, unfair, discriminatory, and unconstitutional for the Portuguese living abroad. In short, what we have is an abridgement of constitutional rights. Ferreira also believes that the solution […]

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

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