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Elections: José Bolieiro sworn President of the Regional Government – Azores

President-elect José Manuel Bolieiro takes office as the new President of the Government of the Azores, replacing outgoing President Vasco Cordeiro, following the Azores’ regional elections held on 25 October 2020. The new Regional Government of the Azores will be inaugurated on Tuesday, November 24th. According to the Azorean parliament announcement, “The formal session of […]

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Opinion: Democracy ranks high for rights and liberties – Portugal

By Len Port Amid declining democratic freedoms across the world, international studies have placed Portugal very highly for its level of political rights and civil liberties. The Freedom House research institute based in Washington D.C. ranks Portugal 10th globally – higher than such countries as the United Kingdom, Germany, and the United States. In its […]

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US Elections: Lisbon welcomes leadership change in Washington – Portugal

Portugal’s prime minister, António Costa, was among the first world leaders to congratulate president-elect Joe Biden. He tweeted on Saturday: “We look forward to working with the new USA Administration to reinforce transatlantic relations and cooperate on global issues, such as climate change, defense of democracy and international security.” Costa was joined by other European […]

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The journey: Scott Edward Anderson at home away from home – Interview

With Carolina Matos Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Scott Edward Anderson is a Portuguese American poet with roots on São Miguel island, in the Azores, from where his great-grandparents emigrated to the United States in the early 20th century. Although he grew up alienated from his Portuguese heritage, he yearned to connect with his ancestral roots. As a result, […]

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COVID’19: November 2 pronounced National Day of Mourning – Portugal

Portugal has pronounced November 2, 2020, a day of national mourning honoring victims of COVID’19. Signed by the President, the Government decree declared “November 2, 2020 a national day of mourning to pay tribute to all the deceased, particularly the victims of the COVID’19 pandemic.” The decree was approved by the Council of Ministers last […]

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COVID’19: CDC issued travel alert to avoid the Azores – Atlanta, Georgia

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel alert on its website, warning that “CDC recommends travelers avoid all nonessential international travel to Azores. Travelers at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should consider postponing all travel, including essential travel, to Azores.” Accordingly, the CDC rated the risk for traveling […]

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