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Book: ‘A Narrative of Denial: Australia and the Indonesian Violation of East Timor’ by Peter Job – Editor’s Note Sports: 55th Azores Rallye taking place September 16-18 – Azores WYSTC: World Youth and Student Travel Conference 9/11: Lisbon first city to honor Twin Towers attacks with monument Former President Jorge Sampaio (1939-2021) has died
 

Book: ‘A Narrative of Denial: Australia and the Indonesian Violation of East Timor’ by Peter Job – Editor’s Note

The Indonesian invasion of East Timor in 1975 led to a prolonged conflict, severe human rights abuses and a large loss of life. From 1975 to 1983 the Indonesian military’s campaign of ‘encirclement and annihilation’ destroyed rural food resources, creating the famine that took most of the lives lost during the occupation. The Australian governments […]

Sports: 55th Azores Rallye taking place September 16-18 – Azores

One of the most spectacular sport events on the international calendar, the 55TH AZORES RALLYE is taking place on São Miguel Island on September 16-18. The international car racing – formerly named ‘SATA Rallye Azores’ – is organized by the International Automobile Federation (FIA) as part of the European Rally Championship, round 5 of 8, […]

WYSTC: World Youth and Student Travel Conference – Portugal

The World Youth and Student Travel Conference (WYSTC) will be held in Lisbon in-person and online on 13–15 October, 2021, with both in-person and virtual possibilities for participants. Now in its 30th year, WYSTC is the leading trade event for the global youth, student and educational travel industry. Since its inception as the annual event […]

9/11: Lisbon first city to honor Twin Towers attacks with monument – Portugal

Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, was the first city in the world to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers of the September 11, 2001, with a monument dedicated on October 11, 2001. The monument, built in metal and granite representing a ruin of the “World Trade Center”, was executed by […]

Former President Jorge Sampaio (1939-2021) has died – Portugal

Former president of Portugal, Jorge Sampaio, has died today at the age of 81. One of the most prominent political figures of his generation, he helped to consolidate the first three decades of democracy, following the April 1974 Carnation Revolution. As a young lawyer, he stood up to Portugal’s long lasting Salazar’s dictatorship. A heart […]

Travel: United States travelers are welcomed – Portugal

08 September 2021

Travelers from the United States are still permitted to enter Portugal, even for non-essential purposes such as tourism, despite the Council of the European Union’s recommendations. EU Council has urged its 27 Member States to impose stricter entry rules for travelers from the United States, due to a recently recorded a higher number of COVID’19 […]

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

Travel: SATA Azores Airlines to begin serving New York to Funchal – Madeira

07 September 2021

SATA Azores Airlines has submitted schedules to the Official Airline Guide (OAG) to begin serving New York JFK to Funchal, Madeira, it was reported. The service is not yet available, but the new route is expected it to be officially announced shortly. According to the planned schedule, SATA Azores Airlines will depart from Funchal at […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, Organizations, Terceira, Travel

Crisis: Climate change worse than ever – By Len Port

06 September 2021

So far, it’s been a savage summer with deadly wildfires, storms, and flash floods around the world. Hundreds of wildfires in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, and Turkey have been another reminder, as if one were needed, that the climate is changing. Forest fires accurately described as “unprecedented” have had socio-economic consequences in southern Europe as […]

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Posted in Featured, Heritage, Portugal, World

Music: Maria João Pires suffered a “bad fall” – Riga, Latvia

06 September 2021

Portuguese virtuoso pianist, Maria João Pires, 77, suffered a “bad fall” earlier on Sunday, in Riga, Latvia, and was taken to hospital. She was due to perform a recital as the closing concert of the Riga Jūrmala Festival that evening, at the Latvian National Opera. According to a Riga Jurmala Music Festival source, she was “getting […]

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

Education: Summer School for Luso descendants -Tourism of Portugal

31 August 2021

  Between September 13th and 17th, Portuguese Tourism Schools of Hospitality will hold another edition of the “Summer School”, that will be, for the first time, aimed at Portuguese descendants.   Organized by Tourism of Portugal and its schools of Hospitality and Tourism, with the support of the Secretariat of State for Tourism and the […]

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Posted in Community, Education, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, Portugal, Travel

Book: ‘Wellington and the Lines of Torres Vedras’ by Mark S. Thompson – Editor’s Note

31 August 2021

In October 1810, the Third French invasion of Portugal under Maréchal Masséna arrived at the Lines of Torres Vedras and his triumphal march into Lisbon came to an abrupt halt. Five months later a thoroughly demoralized and defeated French army retreated from Portugal and never returned. The Lines played a vital role in enabling the […]

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

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