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Community: More resources for Portuguese language learning abroad – Portugal

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, announced that the Portuguese language teaching abroad network [Ensino de Português no Estrangeiro (EPE)] will be provided with more teachers and more teaching materials in the next school year. The project will provide a “massive distribution” of computers and updated educational content to students and teachers, he […]

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João Melo: From citizen of the world to Lusophone writer – Interview

By Millicent Borges Accardi Writer João Melo was born in Luanda, Angola. His work has been translated into English, French, German, Arabic, and Chinese. A jack of all trades, he has had a wide variety of jobs including writer, press correspondent, journalist, communication consultant and professor. Besides Angola, he has lived in Rio de Janeiro […]

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Book: ‘Selected Shorter Poems’ by Luís Vaz de Camões – Editor’s Note

Luís Vaz de Camões (ca.1524/25-1580) is reckoned the greatest poet in the Portuguese language, granting him a position in the national literature akin to that of Dante, Shakespeare, or Goethe. He wrote a considerable amount of lyric poetry and at least three dramas but is best remembered for his epic poem Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads), which set […]

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Wildfires: Severe climate predictions for Portugal – by Len Port

The recent rural wildfire that encroached on the municipality of Portimão in the Algarve was yet another reminder that scientists consider Portugal to be one of the most vulnerable countries in Europe to climate change. The latest blaze came almost on the third anniversary of the inferno that destroyed so much across the Monchique hills […]

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Book: ‘The Lusiads’ by Luís Vaz de Camões – Editor’s Note

Camões (ca.1524/25-1580) is the national poet of Portugal, with a status in the Lusophone world akin to that of Shakespeare, Dante, Cervantes and Goethe elsewhere. A wonderful lyric poet, and also an occasional dramatist, his masterpiece is Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads), an epic poem on the beginnings of the Portuguese maritime empire, for which the author himself […]

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Community: The ‘Emigrant Soldier Memorial’ honors fallen heroes – Azores

The President of the Regional Government of the Azores, José Manuel Bolieiro, dedicated on Sunday the Emigrant Soldier Memorial [Memorial ao Soldado Emigrante], in Praça do Emigrante, Ribeira Grande, on São Miguel island. The Memorial, sponsored by the  Azores Emigrants Association (AEAzores), honors all Portuguese emigrant military who have fought, are fighting or died serving […]

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