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Book | Africa Community: Ambassador Francisco Duarte Lopes honors Portugal Opinion | Families struggling with cost of living Travel: SATA Airlines to be sold before the end of the month – Azores March 8th | Portuguese women have come a long way

Book | Africa’s Gold Coast Through Portuguese Sources 1469-1680 | by Kwasi Konadu – Editor’s Note

The Portuguese produced the earliest records for regions in West Africa, none more important than the Gold Coast. This edited volume provides a unique collection of sources written in Portuguese, Latin, Italian, French, and Spanish for Africa’s Gold Coast, from the late 15th to 17th century. Students, scholars, and professionals with an avid interest in […]

Community: Ambassador Francisco Duarte Lopes honors Portugal – Washington, D.C.

By Naseer Ahmad Portugal has enjoyed friendly relations, which has stood the test of times, with United States. So, it is natural for Portugal to send the country’s best diplomats to Washington DC. H.E. Ambassador Francisco Duarte Lopes is one of the ablest diplomats to represent Portugal at a critical time in history. In accepting […]

Opinion | Families struggling with cost of living – Portugal

By Len Port The people of Portugal are struggling with a cost of living crisis that shows no sign of abating any time soon despite – and perhaps because of – sanctions imposed by the West on Russia in response to its war in Ukraine. Dr Uwe Werblow, now retired and living in the Algarve, […]

Travel: SATA Airlines to be sold before the end of the month – Azores

According to the executive president of the SATA Group, Luís Rodrigues, SATA Airlines will be sold before the end of the month, following his living the company to become the executive chairman of TAP Air Portugal In an interview with RTP Açores, today, Rodrigues did not advance further details about the move to privatize SATA […]

March 8th | Portuguese women have come a long way – International Women’s Day

March 8th has been the recognized date for International Women’s Day since 1914, when it was officially declared by the International Women’s Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, as a reminder of the progress made towards gender equality and the work still needed to be done. The day is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, […]

Community: Advocating for the civil rights of Portuguese citizens in the USA – Washington, D.C.

06 March 2023

The Council of Portuguese Communities in North America (CRAN/CCP) convened in Washington D.C. last weekend to address pertinent issues related to Portuguese American communities. The Council’s primary objective is to advocate for the fundamental rights of Portuguese citizens living in the United States and Canada. During the annual meeting, the Council strongly denounced the budget […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Education, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, Organizations, People, Politics, Portugal

Job Opportunity: Visiting Professor of Portuguese Studies – UMass Lowell, MA

06 March 2023

The Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) in Lisbon, Portugal, and the Saab Center for Portuguese Studies in the University of Massachusetts Lowell College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences announce the FLAD/Saab Visiting Professorship in Portuguese Studies for Spring Semester 2024. This program is a three-year collaboration that sponsors a one-semester a year, open-rank, Visiting Professor of Portuguese Studies at UMass […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Azores, Community, Education, Featured, Madeira, Organizations, Portugal

Book | Historical Dictionary of Portugal | by Douglas L. Wheeler – Editor’s Note

24 February 2023

Portugal is a small Western European nation with a large, distinctive past replete with both triumph and tragedy. One of the continent’s oldest nation-states, Portugal has frontiers that are essentially unchanged since the late 14th century. The country’s unique character and 850-year history as an independent state present several curious paradoxes. As of 1974, when […]

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Douglas Wheeler: Portuguese History and Culture Scholar died age 85 – Durham (NH)

24 February 2023

Douglas L. Wheeler, an Emeritus Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire, who specialized in the history of Portugal and its former empire, has died age 85, his family has disclosed. A celebration of his life will be held on March 25, 2023, at 2:00PM at the Community Church of Durham, (NH). A […]

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Science: First baby conceived with semen from deceased father – Portugal

23 February 2023

For the first time in Portugal, a baby was conceived with semen from a man who has already died, placing Portugal among of the few countries in the world to allow post-mortem insemination. The mother, Angela Ferreira, took the lead in the fight for the legalization of cryopreserved semen insemination in Portugal, becoming pregnant with […]

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Opinion | Deluge of scandals has rocked the Catholic Church – By Len Port

21 February 2023

As the shockwaves of last week’s revelations about child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church in Portugal subside somewhat, it is worth remembering that Catholicism has been at the forefront of atrocious behavior towards children for centuries. The Catholic Church has certainly not been the only religious or political entity involved in inhumane activity, and […]

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