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Honor: Maria’s Portuguese Table wins 7 Telly Awards – Boston, MA May 20th | Azores Day symbolizes self-rule and cultural identity Opinion | Portugal standing by Ukraine Compassion Fatigue: The weird world of Humberto da Silva May 5th | World Portuguese Language Day – Portugal

Honor: Maria’s Portuguese Table wins 7 Telly Awards – Boston, MA

Maria’s Lawton’s acclaimed series, “Maria’s Portuguese Table”, has triumphed at the 45th Annual Telly Awards, garnering an impressive total of seven awards. This recognition underscores the series’ excellence in video and television production across multiple platforms. The Telly Awards, judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks, and production companies, honor the very best […]

May 20th | Azores Day symbolizes self-rule and cultural identity – Horta, Faial

On May 20th, the people of the Azores celebrate “Azores Day” or “Dia da Região Autónoma dos Açores” (Day of the Autonomous Region of the Azores). This public holiday, observed throughout the nine islands of the archipelago, commemorates self-rule, identity, and pride, symbolizing the affirmation of the Azorean people’s unique culture, way of life, unity, […]

Opinion | Portugal standing by Ukraine – Len Port

Peaceful Portugal remains a firm ally of Ukraine, which is now under increasing bombardments, with fears of eventual defeat by Russia Russia’s advances have intensified so much recently that there are worsening worries in the Western world about Ukraine’s prospects for survival as a sovereign nation. President Vladimir Putin has been visiting his “friend” Chairman […]

Compassion Fatigue: The weird world of Humberto da Silva – Interview

By Milicent Borges Accardi “Given the overriding dystopian themes, a dirty martini shaken up from cheap vodka and garnished with a fistful of pimentoed supermarket olives will probably do the trick.” Toronto-born, Portuguese-Canadian writer Humberto da Silva is famous for his creative literary posts in social media, pairing short reviews with cocktails (to compliment the […]

May 5th | World Portuguese Language Day – Portugal

World Portuguese Language Day is celebrated on May 5th, in about 50 countries, every year. On this day, various cultural events and activities are organized worldwide to raise awareness of the importance of Portuguese as a global language and encourage people to learn the language. The events include lectures, literature readings, cultural shows, art exhibitions, […]

Feast & Faith | Festa do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres returns – Azores

03 May 2024

The religious celebrations of the 2024 Festa do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres, [The Holy Feast of Christ of the Miracles] will be held on the weekend of May 3-9, in Ponta Delgada city, in São Miguel, Azores. Established nearly 400 years ago, the tradition has been held since the 16th century following a severe seismic […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, Heritage, People, Religion, São Miguel, World

Opinion | Portugal steps up fight against climate change – Len Port

27 April 2024

Portugal has been at the forefront of action against climate change, but the subject of global warming is being overshadowed by fears of worsening wars.  This week, the prime ministers of Poland and the United Kingdom announced plans to prepare for a war across Europe, unprecedented since World War ll. They were referring to the possible […]

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Posted in Featured, Portugal, Uncategorized, World

White House: President Joe Biden congratulates Portugal – Washington, DC

26 April 2024

The President of the United States, Joe Biden, congratulated Portugal for the “courageous spirit” with which it carried out the Carnation Revolution 50 years ago, which allowed for the return of democracy. In a letter addressed to the President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, released by the White House, President Biden praised the historic […]

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Posted in Community, Featured, Politics, Portugal, World

CCRAI: Azorean Government promotes full integration of foreign workers – Azores

26 April 2024

The Azorean Government has implemented the “Guide to Hiring Foreign Citizens in the Azores,” a policy aimed at developing initiatives and strategies to promote the full integration of foreign workers. The document offers “important information” for employers and future foreign employees in the Region. Acknowledging their active contribution to the enrichment of Azorean society in […]

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

Book | The Carnation Revolution: The Day Portugal’s Dictatorship Fell | by Alex Fernandes – Editor’s Note

25 April 2024

25 April 1974, Lisbon. Over the course of a single day, Europe’s oldest fascist regime falls. On its 50th anniversary, this is the story of the revolution that changed Portugal forever. On the night of 24 April 1974, at five minutes to eleven, a Lisbon radio station broadcasts Portugal’s Eurovision entry. By 6.20 p.m. the […]

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Viva! Portuguese nation celebrates 50 years of democracy and freedom! – Portugal

25 April 2024

Portugal celebrates today the 50th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution (Revolução dos Cravos), the nation’s “Freedom Day,” when a military coup ended the Estado Novo authoritarian regime, led by Antonio Oliveira Salazar, Europe’s longest-lived dictatorship and 13 years of colonial wars in Africa. On April 25, 1974, some 200 to 300 officers calling themselves the […]

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Posted in Angola, Azores, Cape Verde, Community, Featured, Guiné-Bissau, Heritage, Madeira, Mozambique, Organizations, People, Politics, Portugal, São Tomé and Prince, World