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Appointed: Zachary Cunha next US Attorney for Rhode Island – Washington, DC Film: ‘The Metamorphosis of Birds’ selected by the Hollywood Academy Travel: United States warns against traveling to Portugal Film: ‘From Portugal with Love!’- Arizona Book: ‘Minotaur, Parrot, and the SS Man’ by George Monteiro – Editor’s Note
 

Appointed: Zachary Cunha next US Attorney for Rhode Island – Washington, DC

Zachary Cunha has been appointed as the next U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island. The appointment was approved by the United States Senate Tuesday night. Cunha is currently the chief of the Civil Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Rhode Island. He joined the office in 2014. He will be replacing Aaron […]

Film: ‘The Metamorphosis of Birds’ selected by the Hollywood Academy – Los Angeles

The film, The Metamorphosis of Birds (2020), by Portuguese director Catarina Vasconcelos, is among the 93 films, selected by the Hollywood Academy, to be included in the official list of candidates for the 2022 Oscar nomination for Best International Film. The film, which has won several international prestigious awards  was nominated by the Portuguese Academy […]

Travel: United States warns against traveling to Portugal – CDC

The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has placed Portugal at level four, the highest alert given for “very high risk” of COVID’19 for travelers. The CDC alert, issued on Monday, warns that, “Due to the current situation in Portugal, even those with full vaccinations may be at risk of being contaminated […]

Film: ‘From Portugal with Love!’- Arizona

The Mesa International Film Festival partnered with New York-based Public Relations boutique Plusable, to introduce a section dedicated to Portuguese talent under the theme “From Portugal with Love“, and the result is a full day screening composed of 19 Portuguese and Portuguese-American directors. Amongst the short films, there will be two documentaries and two music […]

Book: ‘Minotaur, Parrot, and the SS Man’ by George Monteiro – Editor’s Note

An undisputed giant of twentieth-century Portuguese letters, writer and literary critic Jorge de Sena (1919–1978) spent the most productive decades of his life away from Portugal, teaching at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of California, Santa Barbara. In the essays gathered in this collection, George Monteiro deftly weaves together his readings of Sena’s […]

Community: President José Manuel Bolieiro visiting New England – Azores

02 December 2021

The President of the Regional Government of the Azores, José Manuel Bolieiro, and the Executive Vice-President, Artur Lima, will be visiting Massachusetts and Rhode Island on December 4 and 5, to participate in the celebration of the 30 years of the Casa dos Açores of New England (CANI). The official visit includes a program of […]

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

COVID’19: Most vaccinated country returns to state of calamity – Portugal

01 December 2021

Effective December 1, the Portuguese government has declared a “state of calamity” imposing new sanitary restrictions considered “necessary” to contain the rebound in the COVID’19 pandemic, after the worst data has been release since February. The state of calamity declaration, the second this year, is one step below a state of emergency and gives the […]

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Posted in Featured, Portugal, Travel

Soccer: Massive scale corruption shaking down football clubs – Portugal

30 November 2021

By Len Port After the English Football Association Cup Final in January 1884, between Preston North End and the London side, Upton Park, it was revealed that Preston was breaking the rules by paying its players and so their manager was duly expelled from the annual competition. In 1885, the English FA decided to make […]

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Posted in Featured, Organizations, People, Portugal, Sports, World

Resolution: Jim Costa (CA-16) honors Aristides de Sousa Mendes – US Congress

24 November 2021

Congressman Jim Costa (CA-16), Co-Chair of the Portuguese American Caucus introduced a bipartisan resolution, H.Res. 807, honoring the life and legacy of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a distinguished Portuguese diplomat who saved the lives of nearly 30,000 people from the terror of the Holocaust.   “Aristides de Sousa Mendes was a great hero of World War ll and is believed to have conducted the […]

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Posted in Awards, Community, Featured, People, Portugal, World

Book: ‘Foot Trodden: Portugal and the Wines that Time Forgot’ – Editor’s Note

17 November 2021

Portugal’s rich wine culture dates back at least two millennia. Its vineyards teem with fascinating native grape varieties and its cellars harbor heritage wine styles and ancient techniques (including foot treading in stone troughs) that have died out elsewhere. Foot Trodden is a book for everyone who loves a good story, wine, Portugal or modern […]

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Posted in Featured, Food & Wine, Heritage, Portugal

Travel: Azores Airlines inaugurates flight between Funchal and New York – Madeira

17 November 2021

SATA Azores Airlines is inaugurating its first flight between Madeira (Funchal), and New York (FJK), starting November 29. The weekly non-stop operation, in partnership with Inovtravel, will be available until March 23, 2022. A Portugal-based tour operator, Inovtravel is also providing travel packages to include accommodations, airport-hotel transfer and a travel expert. “Our goal is […]

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