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Lajes Base: President Vasco Cordeiro meets Permanent Bilateral Commission – Washington, DC Hugo Santos: A sense of self rooted in the immigrant experience Travel Alert:  Fuel shortage comes at the height of tourist season Lisbon: President Donald Trump invited to visit Portugal – Washington, DC 2019: Portugal world’s third most peaceful country – Sydney, AU
 

Lajes Base: President Vasco Cordeiro meets Permanent Bilateral Commission – Washington, DC

The President of the Government of the Azores, Vasco Cordeiro, participates in the 41st Permanent Bilateral Commission meeting, in Washington, scheduled for Wednesday, September 11, the office of the president announced. The meeting is promoted under the Cooperation and Defense Agreement between Portugal and the United States. The agenda for the meeting addresses matters relating […]

Hugo Santos: A sense of self rooted in the immigrant experience – Interview

By Millicent Accardi Meet Hugo dos Santos, a Luso-American writer, editor, and translator based on the Iron-bound area of Newark, New Jersey.  A co-founder of the Brick City Collective and  associate editor at DMQ Review, Hugo is the author of Then, there (Spuyten Duyvil, 2019), a collection of Newark stories, and the translator of A Child in […]

Travel Alert:  Fuel shortage comes at the height of tourist season – Portugal

A 10-day general strike by fuel-tanker drivers went ahead in Portugal this Monday.  After weeks of failed negotiations to avert the action, the fuel-tanker drivers are pursuing higher wages and better working conditions. This is the second general strike by Portuguese fuel-tanker drivers this year. The action is affecting general transportation, including airport travelling, as […]

Lisbon: President Donald Trump invited to visit Portugal – Washington, DC

Diplomats in Washington and Lisbon have been planning a one-day visit of President Donald Trump to Portugal in the near future. If confirmed the visit would take place “towards the end of August” when President Trump is scheduled to visit Spain, at the invitation of King Philip VI. Reports from the media, yet to be […]

2019: Portugal world’s third most peaceful country – Sydney, AU

Portugal was ranked the world’s third most peaceful country by the Global Peace Index 2019, after Iceland and New Zealand. Among European countries, Portugal is second after Iceland. Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world, a position it has held since 2008. It is joined at the top of the index by New […]

Travel: Portugal named Europe’s leading destination – WTA, Madeira

10 June 2019

Portugal was voted, for the third consecutive year, as ‘Best European Destination’ for travelers and  39 awards additional awards, at the 26th World Travel Awards (WTA), known as the ‘World Tourism Oscars.’ The World Travel Awards Europe gala ceremony 2019 was held on Saturday night at Belmond Reid’s Palace, on Madeira Island. Hundreds of the […]

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Posted in Awards, Business, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, Organizations, People, Porto Santo, Portugal, Travel, World

Community: Celebrating “June Month of Portugal” coast to coast – USA

06 June 2019

The Portuguese-American community is celebrating “June Month of Portugal” with many celebrations taking place across the country, coast to coast, in at least 12 states. From New England to California and Hawaii, the celebrations will feature cultural, artistic and popular events. Many events will take place around June 10, officially marked as “Day of Portugal, […]

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Posted in Azores, Cape Verde, Community, Featured, Heritage, People, Portugal, World

Community: President Vasco Cordeiro honored at the Portuguese Heritage Day – Boston, MA

05 June 2019

The President of the Government of the Azores, Vasco Cordeiro, was the guest of honor at the 35th Portuguese Heritage Day held June 4 at the Massachusetts State House. President Cordeiro was invited by the members of the Portuguese American Legislative Caucus of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, led by Senator Marc Pacheco and Representative […]

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

United Nations: António Guterres awarded the Charlemagne Prize – Aachen, Germany

31 May 2019

Secretary General of the United Nations, António  Guterres, was awarded the Charlemagne Prize 2019, one of the most prestigious European awards, at a ceremony held on Thursday in the German city of Aachen. A former Portuguese prime minister (1995-2002) and former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres became the Secretary General of the […]

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

Honor: Architect Álvaro Siza Vieira represented in Manhattan – NYC

23 May 2019

Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira, Pritzker Prize of 1992, was hired to design a residential tower in Manhattan, New York. Álvaro Siza Vieira will add his name to the a list of famous architects who have left their mark on New York City, such as Frank Lloyd Wright or Frank Gehry. The award winning architect […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Awards, Featured, Heritage, People, Portugal, World

Heritage:  Azorean Diaspora Council to reinforce political and cultural ties – Azores

30 April 2019

The Government of the Azores has announced the creation of the Conselho da Diáspora Açoriana [Azorean Diaspora Council], an advisory body intended to strengthen the political and cultural ties between the Azorean communities around the world and the Autonomous Region of the Azores. The proposal was submitted to the Regional Legislative Assembly on April 17. […]

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

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