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Textile Art: Vanessa Barragão reclaims ancestral craft Update: Government to assess damages caused by hurricane Lorenzo Opinion: Sunday elections seem to assure victory for Socialists Lorenzo: Monster storm to loom over the islands on Wednesday CPLP: U.S. to join Lusophone group as an associate member
 

Textile Art: Vanessa Barragão reclaims ancestral craft – Interview

By Millicent Borges Accardi Portuguese textile artist Vanessa Barragão’s latest artwork “The Botanical Tapestry” is installed at London Heathrow. The tapestry was developed to celebrate a partnership between Heathrow and Kew Gardens.   The artwork is 100% handmade, using ancestral techniques. Barragão says the three-dimensional world map uses “8kg of jute and cotton and 42kg […]

Update: Government to assess damages caused by hurricane Lorenzo – Azores

The office of the Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa has announced that the Minister of Economy, Pedro Siza Vieira, is traveling to the Azores to assess damages caused by hurricane Lorenzo and prepare “an effective response” from the central government. The storm ravaged the nine islands of the archipelago of on Wednesday, with high winds, […]

Opinion: Sunday elections seem to assure victory for Socialists – Portugal

By Len Port No big surprises expected in Sunday’s national legislative election, but it will confirm Portugal’s political stability compared to the bitter divisions in other European countries, especially the United Kingdom.    Victory seems assured for the centre-left Socialist Party, which has ruled as a minority government propped up by the radical left since 2015. […]

Lorenzo: Monster storm to loom over the islands on Wednesday – Azores

The Azores islands are calmly preparing to face hurricane Lorenzo approaching land with high winds, torrential rain and sea swells. It tis he strongest storm ever observed so far over the north and east Atlantic. At its highest peak, Lorenzo was a Category 5 on Saturday, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (165 kph) […]

CPLP: U.S. to join Lusophone group as an associate member – United Nations

According to Portuguese Ambassador Francisco Ribeiro Telles, executive secretary of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), the U.S. State Department has formalized a request by the United States to joining the Lusophone group as an associate member. The information released by UN News at the United Nations, in New York, adds that the U.S. […]

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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Posted in Azores, Business, Community, Featured, Heritage, Madeira, Organizations, People, Portugal, World

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