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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 […]

Santa Maria: Portugal Space Agency launched – Azores

27 April 2019

The Azores will host Portugal’s first spaceport and new infrastructure for satellite tracking and monitoring aimed to start launching small satellites by 2021. The construction and operation of the “Portugal Space” project on Santa Maria Island, in the Azores, the youngest space agency in the world, was officially launched with its premises located in Lisbon. […]

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Posted in Azores, Featured, Organizations, People, Portugal, Santa Maria, Travel, World

Book: Behind the Stars, More Stars – Interview with Editors

25 April 2019

By Elaine Avila   The book Behind the Stars, More Stars: TheTagus/Disquiet Collection of New Luso-American Writing is an essential new collection of contemporary American writers of Lusophone-country descent edited by Christopher Larkosh, Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Oona Patrick of the Disquiet International Literary Program in Lisbon. Tagus Press describes their new publication as presenting […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Azores, Books, Brazil, Canada, Cape Verde, Community, Education, Faial, Featured, Goa, Heritage, Interviews, Macau, Mozambique, Organizations, People, Pico, Portugal, World

Soccer Festival:  Annual Portugal Day at Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NYC

24 April 2019

The 2nd Annual Portugal Day will be celebrated at the Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, on April 27, when the New York City Football Club (NYCFC) takes on Orlando City SC. Famed Portuguese soccer players Nani and João Moutinho will play for Orlando. Post-Game Celebration kicks off at 3:00pm with live entertainment, cultural performances, and some […]

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

Pete Souza: Former White House photographer presenting his work – Azores

20 April 2019

At the invitation of the Government of the Azores, the former White House photographer, Pete Souza, visits the Azores from April 22 to 28 to present his two latest books Obama: An Intimate Portrait (2017) and Shade: and  A Tale of Two Presidents (2018). A native of New Bedford (MA), Pete Souza (born December 31, 1954) has […]

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Posted in Azores, Books, Community, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, People, Photography, Pico, Portugal, São Miguel, Terceira

Population: Portuguese are having fewer children – Portugal

18 April 2019

Portugal is among the European Union countries with one of the lowest birth rates, according to Eurostat the statistical office of the EU. Eurostat revealed that in 2017, 5.075 million babies were born in the European Union (EU), compared with 5.148 million in 2016. The total fertility rate in the EU stood at 1.59 births […]

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

Repatriation: Portuguese who emigrated offered incentives to return – Portugal

05 April 2019

Portuguese nationals who emigrated and wish to return to Portugal will be able to join the “Programa Regressar” [Return Program] aimed to support their repatriation, including their descents. Approved by the Council of Ministers, the resolution issued by the office of Prime Minister António Costa, was published in Diário da República, the official government newsletter. […]

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