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Book: ‘Two Nights in Lisbon: A Novel’ by Chris Pavone – Editor’s Note Top diplomat: João Vale de Almeida facing divisive task  – North Ireland Faith Book: ‘The Global History of Portugal’ by Carlos D. Fiolhais David Oliveira: The sibilant sounds of a language of belonging
 

Book: ‘Two Nights in Lisbon: A Novel’ by Chris Pavone – Editor’s Note

Tautly wound and expertly crafted, Two Nights in Lisbon is a riveting thriller about a woman under pressure, and how far she will go when everything is on the line. Ariel Pryce wakes up in Lisbon, alone. Her husband is gone―no warning, no note, not answering his phone. Something is wrong. She starts with hotel security, then […]

Top diplomat: João Vale de Almeida facing divisive task – North Ireland

By Len Port João Vale de Almeida, the distinguished Portuguese diplomat, currently serving as the European Ambassador to the United Kingdom, is facing the extremely challenging task of trying to reconcile all sides to the bitterly divisive Northern Ireland protocol. Born in Lisbon, he graduated from Lisbon University with a degree in history and then […]

Faith & Feast: Festa do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres 2022 – Azores

The religious celebrations of the 2022 Festa do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres, [The Holy Feast of Christ of the Miracles] will be held on the weekend of May 21-22, in Ponta Delgada city, on São Miguel, Azores. This year’s full calendar of celebrations will fall between Friday (20th) and the Thursday (the 26th) to […]

Book: ‘The Global History of Portugal’ by Carlos D. Fiolhais & José E. Franco – Editor’s Note

For thousands of years Portugal has been the point of arrival and departure for peoples, cultures, languages, ideas, fashions, behaviours, beliefs, institutions, and produce. While its miscegenation and global multimodal activity enriched the world in many ways, it also provoked violence, war, suffering, and resistance. The Global History of Portugal contains 93 chapters grouped into five parts: […]

David Oliveira: The sibilant sounds of a language of belonging – Interview

By Millicent Accardi Professor and writer David Oliveira, an American poet of Portuguese descent, is a native of the San Joaquin Valley in California, born in Hanford and raised in Armona-Kings County, thirty-five miles south of Fresno, CA. As a graduate of California State University, Fresno, he studied poetry writing with renowned poet Philip Levine. […]

Community: President José Manuel Bolieiro visiting Ontario – Canada

11 May 2022

The President of the Government of the Azores, José Manuel Bolieiro, will travel to Canada, at the invitation of the Federation of Portuguese Canadian Business & Professionals (FPCBP), to participate in the 39th Annual Scholarships & Excellence Awards Gala of the organization. The official visit, which takes place on May 28, at the Pearson Convention […]

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Fatima: Pilgrims from around the world will pray for peace – Portugal

10 May 2022

By Len Port Catholic pilgrims from around the world will gather in the Sanctuary of Fatima in central Portugal next Friday for the 105th anniversary of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary reported by three shepherd children. Prior to the COVID interruptions of the Fatima gatherings, several million pilgrims travelled to the shrine each year. […]

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Posted in Featured, Heritage, Portugal, Religion, World

Travel: Promotional tourism roadshow taking place in North America – Portugal

09 May 2022

A promotional tourism roadshow is taking place in North America this week, from May 9th to 13th under the motto, “The North is the birthplace of Portugal, while the Alentejo is its heart.” The initiative, co-sponsored by Turismo de Portugal, Turismo do Porto e Norte de Portugal, Turismo do Alentejo and Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte (CCDR-N), will be […]

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Community: ‘Fabric Arts Festival’ returns to celebrate food and culture – Fall River, MA

08 May 2022

The third edition of the ‘Fabric Arts Festival’ under the title ‘Where We Meet’ returns to of Fall River, Massachusetts, May 12-14, to a celebration of arts and communal experience. The festival will honor the urban and social fabric of the city, which is interwoven with the industrial heritage of textile mills and a deeply […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Azores, Community, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Portugal, World

Book: ‘Portugal: The Cookbook’ by Leandro Carreira – Editor’s Note

08 May 2022

Celebrate Portugal’s vibrant, globally-influenced and highly influential food culture via more than 550 classic and contemporary recipes from the acclaimed chef Leandro Carreira With its diverse cuisine and intriguing culinary history, Portugal is a top travel destination for food lovers worldwide. Portugal: The Cookbook gathers together dishes from every region of the country, including fish and shellfish dishes from […]

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Travel: TAP owes refunds to hundreds of passengers – Portugal

05 May 2022

Due to the Covid’19 pandemic and staff shortages, TAP Air Portugal has cancelled thousands of flights in the past three years. As a result, the Portuguese national carrier currently owes refunds to hundreds of customers. Passengers affected by flight cancellations have reported that they have been struggling to get in contact with TAP Air Portugal […]

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