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2020: New Year’s Resolutions Comment: Peace and prosperity in former Portuguese Macau Tagus Press: Alert: SATA Air Azores on strike December 21, 22 and 23 Submissions: 2020 New York Portuguese Short Film Festival

2020: New Year’s Resolutions – Millicent B. Accardi

January is a time to pause, reflect and take stock of year’s past, and move forward into the next decade. As the new year begins, The Portuguese American Journal has interviewed a selected group of Portuguese-American writers about their New Year’s resolutions, goals, plans, and ideas.  What follows are our writers’ thoughts: funny and serious, […]

Comment: Peace and prosperity in former Portuguese Macau – By Len Port

By Len Port (*) In contrast to the months of violence and economic upheaval in the former British colony of Hong Kong, the recent anniversary celebrations in the former Portuguese colony of Macau were a timely reminder of the peace and prosperity that exist there.  Located just 64 kilometers apart on the opposite sides of […]

Tagus Press: ‘Poems in Absentia’ longlisted for the PEN America Award – Poetry and Translation

Tagus Press, the publishing arm of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture, is pleased to announce that George Monteiro’s 2019 translation of Poems in Absentia & Poems from The Island and the World by Pedro da Silveira has been longlisted for the 2020 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. Founded in 1996, the award […]

Alert: SATA Air Azores on strike December 21, 22 and 23 – Travel

In a prepared statement, SATA Air Azores has confirmed that the company’s Aircraft Maintenance Technicians will be on full strike December 21, 22 and 23. The Aircraft Maintenance Technicians have been on partial strike since October 28, while negotiations have been held in an attempt to bringing the parties to an agreement. However, “In the […]

Submissions: 2020 New York Portuguese Short Film Festival – 10th Edition

The Arte Institute has announced the 10th Edition of the NY Portuguese Short Film Festival (NYPSFF), scheduled for screenings in New York, in May 2020, at the Lincoln Center and Tribeca Film Center. Submissions are welcome until March 1, 2020. The first Portuguese film festival in the United States, since 2011 the NYPSFF has had […]

Comment: Coastal erosion crisis looming over mainland Portugal – by Len Port

10 December 2019

By Len Port Latest estimates warn that many coastal cities, towns, villages and resorts in mainland Portugal are likely to become increasingly vulnerable to flooding or total destruction by sea levels that are rising far faster than expected. The latest evaluation of data on rising sea levels has tripled previous estimates of vulnerability in coastal […]

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Portugal: China will not be excluded from doing business in the country – Washington

07 December 2019

Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Portugal will not exclude China from supplying technology for the country’s next-generation 5G wireless network. In a bilateral meeting taking place in Lisbon last Thursday, Secretary of State Pompeo made efforts to persuade Portuguese authorities to prevent Chinese company Huawei from […]

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

Paula Rego: Portuguese painter receives ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ – Harper’s Bazaar

06 December 2019

Portuguese painter Paula Rego, 84, has been honored in London with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by Harper’s Bazaar, one of the world’s most influential fashion magazines. The award honors women who stand out in various fields, from acting to music, painting or writing.  According to the juri, Paula Rego received the Lifetime Achievement Award, “For […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Awards, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, Painting, People, Portugal, World

Scholarships: Dr. Edward Leitão Fund available to students pursuing Medicine and Health Careers – Community

03 December 2019

Dr. Edward Leitão Memorial Fund offers scholarships to Portuguese-American students Pursuing medicine and other health careers. Applications for scholarships are being accepted from Portuguese-American students interested in pursuing medicine or other health careers that provide direct patient contact, following the fund’s goal of filling the need among the community for Portuguese-speaking health professionals. To be […]

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Posted in Awards, Community, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, World

2019: The eyes of the world on Portugal – Press Review

03 December 2019

By Len Port Portugal has been much in the international news this year and most of the reports in the major papers have been positive. When Portugal was rated number three in this year’s Global Peace Index, published annually by the Australia-based Institute for Economics and Peace, the Sydney Morning Herald was naturally among those […]

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Book: ‘Until Stones Become Lighter Than Water’ António Lobo Antunes – Editor’s Note

01 December 2019

Award‑winning author António Lobo Antunes returns to the subject of the Portuguese colonial war in Angola with a vigorous account of atrocity and vengeance. Drawing on his own bitter experience as a soldier stationed for twenty‑seven months in Angola, Lobo Antunes tells the story of a young African boy who is brought to Portugal by […]

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