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Faces of Power: European Portuguese designated as non-white – The New York Times COVID’19: New surge the highest in the last four months Heritage: Portuguese Americans sought for documentary series COVID’19: To travel or not to travel when good turns to worse – Portugal Travel: SATA suspending Terceira to Boston route
 

Faces of Power: European Portuguese designated as non-white – The New York Times

According to The New York Times, some European-Americans, including Portuguese Americans, are to be designated as non-white. The non-white label appeared in an article titled Faces of Power, listing the 922 most powerful elite in the United States. The list includes dozens of “non-white” faces, from political figures, entrepreneurs,  to leaders of the political factions, […]

COVID’19: New surge the highest in the last four months – Portugal

Portugal mainland has recorded the highest daily increase in COVID’19 infections, in the past four months, according to the epidemiological bulletin of the Directorate-General for Health (DGS) released on Wednesday. Daily cases have increased gradually over the last two weeks. New data shows the number of cases has more than doubled, from 249 of the […]

Heritage: Portuguese Americans sought for documentary series – Community

Writer and director, Alexis Barone, is working on a documentary series on multiculturalism in the United States, which will portray the Portuguese community. The goal is to undo hidden prejudices that some Americans have on cultural diversity. She will start shooting the series in the summer of 2021. For the project, Barone is seeking Portuguese […]

COVID’19: To travel or not to travel when good turns to worse – Portugal

This past week, mainland Portugal has seen higher rates of COVID’19 cases again, mostly in the Lisbon metropolitan area and the northern region of the country, alarming travelers. Currently there are 19.4 of COVID’19 cases over 100,000 in Portugal. As a result, the country will need to drop its case numbers, by next Thursday, to […]

Travel: SATA suspending Terceira to Boston route – Azores

SATA Azores Airlines has temporarily suspended, effective September 1, direct connections between Terceira and Boston, and the Terceira to Toronto route, due to low occupancy rates, resulting from the COVID’19 pandemic. “In July, the average occupancy rate on this route was 21% and, in August, to date, it has fallen even further to 17%. It […]

Immigration: Portuguese citizenship requests at all time high – Portugal

22 August 2020

The foreign resident population in Portugal has increased for the fourth consequent year, the highest since 1976, a report by the Borders and Asylum Report (RIFA) indicates. According to RIFA, in 2019 there was an increase of 22.9%, in foreign citizens holding a residence permit, compared a total 590,348 in 2018. Also, according to the […]

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Posted in Community, Featured, Heritage, Portugal

Memoir: Meeting José da Conceição and his clandestine adventures – Interview

19 August 2020

By Richard Simas When he strides forward, you immediately notice his imposing figure:  tall with broad, powerful shoulders, sturdy hands, and a gravity in his inquiring gaze that draws you and the world ever closer for serious consideration.  A brown Fedora, Indiana Jones style, sits level on the head of this adventurous man who jumped […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Books, Community, Featured, Heritage, People, Portugal, Travel, World

Travel: Health insurance offered to visitors – Portugal

18 August 2020

Travelers visiting Portugal are now able to subscribe to the “Portugal Travel Insurance” a travel insurance policy adapted to meet the health needs relating to the COVID’19 pandemic. The insurance, which covers the entire Portuguese territory, provides for medical, surgical, pharmaceutical and hospital expenses associated with COVID’19, including expenses relating for cancellation, interruption or extension […]

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Posted in Azores, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, Organizations, People, Portugal, Travel, World

Education: Opportunities for Portuguese emigrant college students – Portugal

18 August 2020

Each year, the Portuguese system of higher education allocates 7% of its openings to Portuguese emigrant college students living abroad. There are about 3,500 openings in the Portuguese universities nationwide, including the Azores and Madeira, exclusively reserved for Portuguese college students in the diaspora. The annual deadline for applications, for the 2020/2021 academic year, ends […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Education, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, Organizations, People, Portugal, World

Travel Alert: Council of Ministers approve new rules of COVID’19 control – Portugal

30 July 2020

Portugal Council of Ministers lifted today the ‘State of Calamity’ downgrading it to the ‘State of Contingency’ across the 19 Greater Lisbon parishes, including Lisbon Metropolitan Area. The Minister of the Presidency, Mariana Vieira da Silva, justified the new ruling as a “positive evolution observed in the last month,” resulting from a reduction of about 30% […]

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

Travel: TAP resumes Boston to Ponta Delgada flights – Azores

23 July 2020

TAP Air Portugal has launched three times a week flights between Boston and Ponta Delgada. The inaugural flight departed on Tuesday from Ponta Delgada-João Paulo II International Airport bound for Boston. “It’s a rare privilege to be able to introduce a new route during such a hard time for the airline industry, and global travel […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Portugal, Travel

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