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Appointed: Joana Pimenta director of the Film Study Center Going virtual: Portuguese American writers celebrating freedom Basta! Foreign waste and rubbish disposal banned Travel: TAP Air Portugal badly hit struggles to survive May 5th: World Portuguese Language Day celebrated by many countries
 

Appointed: Joana Pimenta director of the Film Study Center – Harvard University

Portuguese filmmaker, Joana Pimenta, has been appointed interim director of the Film Study Center at Harvard University, effective July 1, the institution announced. She will be acting director until the new permanent director is appointed, a position held since 2002 by Lucien Casting-Taylor, said the announcement. Joana Pimenta, who has been associated with Harvard University […]

Going virtual: Portuguese American writers celebrating freedom – UMass Dartmouth

In celebration of Frank Gaspar’s new book, The Poems of Renata Ferreira, the publication of the latest issue of No 32 Luso-American Literature and Culture Today and the 46th anniversary of the Portuguese Carnation Revolution, a ground-breaking global virtual literary reading was held on Saturday, April 25th, 2020.  Organized by Professor Christopher Larkosh and sponsored […]

Basta! Foreign waste and rubbish disposal banned – Portugal

By Len Port In contrast to enthusiastically encouraging conditions that attract the return of foreign holidaymakers, the Portuguese Government is banning the importation of all plastic waste and other rubbish. Portugal has been an attractive dumping ground for huge amounts of waste because of the low fees charged for disposals in landfill sites here. Waste […]

Travel: TAP Air Portugal badly hit struggles to survive – Portugal

Portugal’s Prime Minister, António Costa, and the Minister of Economy, Pedro Siza Vieira, have admitted the possibility of nationalizing TAP Air Portugal, the national flag carrier, badly hit by the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. “We cannot exclude the need to nationalize TAP or other companies that are absolutely essential for the country. We cannot […]

May 5th: World Portuguese Language Day celebrated by many countries – Portugal

The Lusophone world is celebrating May 5th as the international day of the Portuguese language and culture.  Previously celebrated as “Portuguese Language Day” for the first time May 5th is celebrated as the “World Portuguese Language Day” by UNESCO. The ceremony, which took place in Paris, France, was acknowledged in about five dozen countries. Portugal […]

Porto: First two confirmed cases of coronavirus – Portugal

02 March 2020

Portugal is one of the latest countries to confirm two cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, Health Minister Marta Temido revealed. Two men were hospitalized in Porto and are “in a stable condition and in good general health,” Temido said. The first case is  a 60-year-old man who traveled to Italy recently. The other case is […]

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

Inaugural: Joana Vasconcelos at the MassArt Art Museum – Boston, MA

15 February 2020

The MassArt Art Museum (MAAM), Boston’s new contemporary art museum, has invited renowned Portuguese artist, Joana Vasconcelos, to create a large-scale, site-specific installation for its inauguration on February 22, 2020. For the grand opening, Joana Vasconcelos will premiere some of her most vibrant sculptures, in a monumental installation, throughout August 2, 2020. Visitors of all […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Community, Featured, Heritage, Organizations, Painting, People, Portugal, World

Demystifying is Accurate; Living is not Accurate – Review

11 February 2020

By Patrícia Lino As Christopher Larkosh warns us in “Introduction: ‘Say It Right’: On Luso-American Literatures and Cultures Today,” the volume relies on a variety of theoretical and cultural approaches to explore the meaning of Luso-American and its respective ramifications. And it is, in fact, particularly interesting how the traditional conception of culture and Lusophony […]

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Posted in Arts&Culture, Books, Community, Education, Featured, Heritage, People, World

Travel: SATA Azores Airlines to add New York route – PDL, Azores

07 February 2020

The Azores Airlines announced it is considering adding new destinations in the United States and Europe from its base in São Miguel, in the near future, including a route between New York and Ponta Delgada. The initiative follows the announcement by Delta Airlines, in October, to suspend the route between New York and Ponta Delgada, […]

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Posted in Azores, Community, Featured, São Miguel, Travel, World

Coronavirus: Portugal working to repatriate nationals from Wuhan – China

28 January 2020

The government of Portugal is working with China and the European Union to repatriate its nationals from the Wuhan area afflicted with the coronavirus (2019.nCoV) outbreak. There are approximately 20 Portuguese nationals living in the city. Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva said Monday that efforts are in progress to rescue Portuguese citizens in Wuhan […]

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Posted in Featured, Organizations, People, Portugal

Travel: SATA Azores Airlines signs codeshare agreement with Air France – Paris, France

28 January 2020

In a statement to the press, SATA Azores Airlines announced the Azores Airlines and Air France signed an agreement, effective today, to “increase the supply of air connections” and “new possibilities” “for customers of both airlines wishing to travel between the city of Paris and the Azores (and vice versa) via Lisbon or Porto. The […]

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Posted in Azores, Faial, Featured, Organizations, Pico, Portugal, Santa Maria, São Miguel, Terceira, Travel

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