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João Melo: From citizen of the world to Lusophone writer Book: ‘Selected Shorter Poems’ by Luís Vaz de Camões – Editor’s Note Wildfires: Severe climate predictions for Portugal Book: ‘The Lusiads’ by Luís Vaz de Camões – Editor’s Note Community: The
 

João Melo: From citizen of the world to Lusophone writer – Interview

By Millicent Borges Accardi Writer João Melo was born in Luanda, Angola. His work has been translated into English, French, German, Arabic, and Chinese. A jack of all trades, he has had a wide variety of jobs including writer, press correspondent, journalist, communication consultant and professor. Besides Angola, he has lived in Rio de Janeiro […]

Book: ‘Selected Shorter Poems’ by Luís Vaz de Camões – Editor’s Note

Luís Vaz de Camões (ca.1524/25-1580) is reckoned the greatest poet in the Portuguese language, granting him a position in the national literature akin to that of Dante, Shakespeare, or Goethe. He wrote a considerable amount of lyric poetry and at least three dramas but is best remembered for his epic poem Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads), which set […]

Wildfires: Severe climate predictions for Portugal – by Len Port

The recent rural wildfire that encroached on the municipality of Portimão in the Algarve was yet another reminder that scientists consider Portugal to be one of the most vulnerable countries in Europe to climate change. The latest blaze came almost on the third anniversary of the inferno that destroyed so much across the Monchique hills […]

Book: ‘The Lusiads’ by Luís Vaz de Camões – Editor’s Note

Camões (ca.1524/25-1580) is the national poet of Portugal, with a status in the Lusophone world akin to that of Shakespeare, Dante, Cervantes and Goethe elsewhere. A wonderful lyric poet, and also an occasional dramatist, his masterpiece is Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads), an epic poem on the beginnings of the Portuguese maritime empire, for which the author himself […]

Community: The ‘Emigrant Soldier Memorial’ honors fallen heroes – Azores

The President of the Regional Government of the Azores, José Manuel Bolieiro, dedicated on Sunday the Emigrant Soldier Memorial [Memorial ao Soldado Emigrante], in Praça do Emigrante, Ribeira Grande, on São Miguel island. The Memorial, sponsored by the  Azores Emigrants Association (AEAzores), honors all Portuguese emigrant military who have fought, are fighting or died serving […]

Book: ‘Daria’ by Irene Marques – Editor’s Note

08 July 2021

When a young woman is subjected to a violent attack, the impact of colonialism, patriarchy, and who we choose to love are thrown into sharp relief. Daria is an immigrant woman living in Toronto, and as she begins to tell her story, the reader is pulled into different worlds, travelling to various timeframes and locations […]

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

Appointed: Daniela Braga joins the Biden Administration – Washington, DC

06 July 2021

Portuguese born Daniela Braga, founder of DefinedCrowd, was appointed by Biden administration’s National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Resource Task Force, whose 12-member team mission is to advise the federal government. The team will prepare a guide for the creation of the National Artificial Intelligence Research Center, a platform for sharing research and providing artificial information […]

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

Science: São Miguel taking center stage at the GLEX Summit – Azores

05 July 2021

The Azores will host the Global Exploration Summit 2021 (GLEX), between July 6-10, which opens in Lisbon and closes on the island of São Miguel. The GLEX Summit, under the motto “explore and learn”, is part of the celebrations of the 500 years of the circumnavigation voyage of Portuguese explorer Fernão de Magalhães (1480-1521). The […]

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

Book: ‘Ocean Crossings’ edited by André Nóvoa – Editor’s Note

04 July 2021

The theme of the seas has long been a central topic in scholarship on the Lusophone world, but more recent research has invested ocean crossings with new relevance and urgency. Instead of focusing on the stereotypical ocean crossings of the Portuguese maritime expansion, Ocean Crossing brings together a diversity of approaches focused on the “less obvious” sea […]

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Proposed: Portuguese emigrants to vote electronically in 2023 – Portugal

01 July 2021

The Secretary of State for the Portuguese Communities, Berta Nunes, has announced the creation of a task force to develop the technical conditions to carry out an electronic voting pilot project for the decentralization of the voting process, which will include Portuguese citizens living abroad. Nunes, who made the announcement in Parliament, has said that […]

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

June 30th: Portugal hands over the Presidency of the European Council – European Union

30 June 2021

During the past six-months, Portugal has led the Presidency of the European Council, which tenure ends on June 30th . The rotating mandate will be handed over to Slovenia. Portugal took over the Presidency of the EU Council from Germany, on January 1st, 2021, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most challenging political and […]

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

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