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Book: ‘The Complete Works of Alberto Caeiro’ by Fernando Pessoa – Editor’s Note January 20: Tom Hanks hosting ‘Celebrating America’ inaugural event Art: Richard Taittinger Gallery presents Joana Vasconcelos Review: When you return home without ever leaving COVID’19: Government declares complete lockdown

Book: ‘The Complete Works of Alberto Caeiro’ by Fernando Pessoa – Editor’s Note

A bilingual companion to The Book of Disquiet. Here, in Margaret Jull Costa and Patricio Ferrari’s splendid new translations, are the complete poems of Alberto Caeiro, the imaginary “heteronym” coterie created by Fernando Pessoa, the Portuguese modernist master. Pessoa conceived Caeiro around 1914 and may have named him loosely after his friend, the poet Mário […]

January 20: Tom Hanks hosting ‘Celebrating America’ inaugural event – Washington, DC

Portuguese American actor Tom Hanks will host a 90-minute “Celebrating America” primetime television special on January 20, for the inauguration of Joe Biden as President and Kamala Harris as Vice-President of the United States. The ceremony will be held on the West Front of the US Capitol. Tom Hanks is just one of the few […]

Art: Richard Taittinger Gallery presents Joana Vasconcelos – New York, NY

The New York based Richard Taittinger Gallery is presenting today the grand opening of acclaimed Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, internationally recognized for her large-scale art installations. One of the most prominent visual artists in the world, Vasconcelos’s work consists of transforming everyday objects in inventive and unexpected ways. She creates traditional clichés of her Portuguese […]

Review: When you return home without ever leaving – by Vamberto Freitas

Azorean Suite: A poem of the moment is fortunately now available in book form, in the original English version, as well as the full translation (into Portuguese) made by the author with José Francisco Costa, who emigrated to the USA, and by Eduardo Bettencourt Pinto, who emigrated to Canada, both poets and prose writers recognized among […]

COVID’19: Government declares complete lockdown – Portugal

The government of Portugal has declared a state of emergency due to a surge in COVID’19, and ordered a complete two-week, strict lockdown for the whole country, effective Friday, Prime Minister António Costa announced on Wednesday. The lockdown could be in place indefinitely, although, under Portuguese law, it will be reviewed every 15 days. The […]

Curse of Roses: Diana Pinguicha unveils Isabel de Aragão – Interview

10 January 2021

With Millicent Accardi A Curse of Roses, Diana Pinguicha’s debut YA (young adult) novel is a fascinating re-telling of the myth of Isabel de Aragão, a woman of great renown who turns all the food she touches into flowers. Based on a Portuguese legend, this historical fantasy is an epic tale of mystery, magic, and making […]

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Book: ‘That Hair’ by Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida – Editor’s Note

08 January 2021

That Hair is a family album of sorts that touches upon the universal subjects of racism, feminism, colonialism, immigration, identity and memory. “The story of my curly hair,” says Mila, the narrator of Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida’s autobiographically inspired tragicomedy, “intersects with the story of at least two countries and, by extension, the underlying story […]

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Posted in Angola, Arts&Culture, Awards, Books, Featured, Heritage, Portugal

Azores: President José Bolieiro greets Washington – Ponta Delgada

06 January 2021

The President of the Government of the Azores, José Manuel Bolieiro, emphasized the importance of strengthening the cooperation of the “friendly, close and collaborative relationship” with the United States of America. President Bolieiro made the remarks in Ponta Delgada, on Tuesday, after a hearing with the Consul of the United States of America in the […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, Heritage, People, Politics, Portugal, World

Portugal: EU Presidency Priorities – By Len Port

04 January 2021

On assuming the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union on New Year’s Day, Portugal’s top political leaders sounded remarkably enthusiastic and positive about tackling the huge challenges facing the 27 member states over the next six months. Prime Minister António Costa and Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva say their prime objectives will […]

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Carlos do Carmo: National Day of Mourning honors the ‘Voice of Lisbon’ – Portugal

03 January 2021

The Portuguese government has declared a National Day of Mourning for Monday in memory of Fado singer, Carlos do Carmo, 81, who died of an aneurysm on New Year’s Day. In a sad note, Prime minister António Costa’s office stated, “It is with extreme consternation and profound sadness that the government learnt today of the […]

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January 1st: Portugal takes over Presidency of EU Council – European Union

31 December 2020

On January 1st, 2021, Portugal will officially take over the Presidency of the European Council from Germany. This is the fourth time Portugal presides over the rotating six-month EU Council, since it joined the European Economic Community in 1986. On Wednesday, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel handed over her post to Portugal’s Prime Minister António Costa […]

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