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Book: ‘Portugal’s Bush War in Mozambique’ by Al J Venter – Editor’s Note

Portugal fought a bush war in Mozambique — one of the most beautiful countries in the world — for over a decade. The small European nation was ranged against formidable odds and in the end was unable to muster the resources required to effectively take on the might of the Soviet Union and its collaborators […]

Caitlin DaFonte Flynn: Culture Reporter & Travel Writer – Interview

By Millicent Borges Accardi Currently based in Seattle, Caitlin DaFonte Flynn is an award-winning journalist and writer interested in Portuguese culture. She has published articles and essays in publications such as Teen Vogue, InStyle, HuffPost, VICE, CrimeReads, Glamour, Allure, Refinery29, HelloGiggles, and POPSUGAR. Her work covers an astonishing breadth of topics, ranging from travel, health, […]

Corruption: Prime minister José Sócrates faces lesser charges – Portugal

Judge Ivo Rosa has ruled on Friday against former Portugal’s prime minister, José Sócrates, on a trial involving 189 crimes of corruption. According to the rule, most charges were dismissed. Only 17 charges will go on to court. The 17 charges include money laundering and falsifying documents. The crimes also involve 28 co-defendants, of which […]

Portugal: Tourism – for now, what’s what? – By Len Port

There are still many complications, much confusion and lots of uncertainty, but here’s the nitty-gritty of what’s known about the prospects for tourism from abroad. Foreign holidaymakers are expected to start arriving in Portugal in significant numbers in May and June. The UK has long been Portugal’s biggest source of foreign visitors, but the British […]

Travel: TAP Air Portugal restoring flight operations to North America – Portugal

TAP Air Portugal has announced it will gradually restore, by August, flight operations to 879 flights per week on 100 routes worldwide, including the United States and Canada.   Accordingly, the Portuguese airline will operate 51 additional flights a week from North America to Lisbon from Boston, Newark, Chicago, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Toronto and […]

Book: ‘FADO: The Saddest Music in the World’ by Elaine Ávila – Editor’s Note

31 March 2021

Fado is the story of a young singer, Luisa, who arrives home to her apartment in Surrey, BC, to find her mother, Rosida, collapsed on the floor, weeping, because the greatest fado singer of all time, Amalia Rodrigues, has died. Luisa realizes she doesn’t know how to sing a single Portuguese song, because she and […]

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

Travel: Tourism industry in limbo indefinitely? – Portugal

26 March 2021

By Len Port April 12 could be a highly significant day for Portugal’s shattered tourist industry, which is desperate to welcome visitors from abroad as soon as possible. A great many of those potential visitors, who have long been living in lockdown, are desperate to come. On April 12 a British government taskforce will report […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, Portugal, Travel, World

Azores: President José Bolieiro calls for relevance of the archipelago – Portugal

24 March 2021

The President of the Regional Government of the Azores, José Manuel Bolieiro, declared today that the development of the Azores represents an asset for the whole country, for its contribution to the international prestige of Portugal. Speaking at the plenary session of the Legislative Assembly of the Autonomous Region of the Azores, President Bolieiro said, […]

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

Regressar: New measures attract Portuguese nationals to return – Portugal

23 March 2021

The Government of Portugal has announced additional terms and conditions for the “Programa Regressar” [Return Program], created to attract Portuguese expatriates to return home. The incentives target mainly young professionals who emigrated before 2015. The expectation is that many emigrants will return to Portugal as entrepreneurs. The new regulations are included in the document  ‘Medida […]

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Posted in Business, Community, Featured, Heritage, People, Portugal, World

COVID’19: Azores officially requesting vaccines from the United States – Portugal

22 March 2021

The Vice President of the Regional Government of the Azores, Artur Lima, addressed today a letter to the Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, requesting that Portugal invoke the Cooperation and Defense Agreement between the Portuguese Government and the United States, to supply vaccines against COVID’19 to the underserved Azorean population. In the […]

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

Ireland: St. Patrick’s Day celebrates common heritage – Portugal

17 March 2021

By Len Port St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, is celebrated annually around the world, including, of course, by Irish expatriates in Portugal and Portuguese living in Ireland. With traditional festivities subdued this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s a good time to reflect on the close ties that have long existed between these two […]

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

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