LISBON, Portugal (AP) – TAP Air Portugal pilots are staging a 24-hour strike over what they say is a deterioration in work conditions, with their walkout disrupting the flag carrier’s operations during the peak summer vacation period.… Read Full Storyread more
MADRID (AP) – Spain’s telecommunications company Telefonica says it has made a 6.7 billion-euro ($9 billion) offer to buy Brazilian operator Global Village Telecom, or GVT, from French media conglomerate Vivendi.
A Telefonica S.A. statement Tuesday said the company planned … Read Full Storyread more
PARIS (AP) – Credit Agricole’s second-quarter profit was nearly cut in half as the French bank became the first major foreign shareholder to report its loss in Portugal’s biggest banking scandal.
In its second-quarter earnings report , Credit … Read Full Storyread more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A new Portuguese bank appeared Monday, born from the ruins of a collapsed business empire, and declared on its website that it was now “stronger and safer.”
Investors rattled by the eurozone’s latest financial drama will, however, need … Read Full Storyread more
QUINCY — The Consulate General of Cape Verde in the United States is announcing a visit by the President of Cape Verde, Dr. Jorge Carlos de Almeida Fonseca, from August 8 until August 11.
The purpose of the trip is … Read Full Storyread more
NEW BEDFORD — Kim Sawyer, wife of the U.S. Ambassador to Portugal and successful businesswoman, said she plans to expand her mentoring of other U.S. women business proprietors to female business owners and entrepreneurs in Portugal.
Sawyer, who arrived in … Read Full Storyread more
Madeira Film Festival begins U.S. tour in New Bedford
NEW BEDFORD — The Madeira Film Festival is expanding into new territory and is looking for partners in the United States to help them promote Portugal’s beauty and culture through film, … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil is set to name its new national team coach, with reports suggesting Carlos Dunga is likely to return to the post.
Brazil will announce a coach on Tuesday to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari, who… Read Full Story
Fado expresses the soul of Portugal
DARTMOUTH — Rodrigo Costa Felix has been involved with fado ever since he was a young boy.
“My interest started very early on,” said the 42-year-old fadista. “My father had a Fado House.”
Felix, … Read Full Storyread more
BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rebounded Monday from jitters about a struggling Portuguese bank as investors looked ahead to a busy week of data releases in the U.S., China and Europe.
Oil fell but stayed above $100 after tumbling more… Read Full Story
TAUNTON — The Holy Ghost Festa in East Taunton is celebrating its 80th anniversary this weekend, July 11 to 13.
This three-day celebration of faith is held on the second week in July each year and is organized by the … Read Full Storyread more
Edgar Moreira da Cunha named to throne
FALL RIVER — The Diocese of Fall River is up for new leadership in September as Bishop George Coleman steps down and Bishop Edgar Moreira Da Cunha takes his place.
“I express my … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A somber mood spread over Brazil on Saturday as football fans came to grips with the loss of Neymar, the superstar striker who was knocked out of the World Cup with a fractured vertebra.
Brazil’s … Read Full Storyread more
OURO PRETO, Brazil (AP) — Removed from the bustling World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte lies a charming colonial town that gave birth to Brazil’s independence.
Ouro Preto, a UNESCO world heritage site whose name means “Black Gold,” is… Read Full Story
For most local fans, the enjoyment of watching their favorite team in the World Cup is now over. Portugal, considered an outside favorite before the tournament started, although most critics warned that the team was very dependent on mega star … Read Full Storyread more
PACIFIC OCEAN — Cape Verdeans were certainly in the United States when George Washington led the Continental Army and was the nations’ commander-in-chief. Now, the islands have some representation on the ship named after the man.
“I jumped into the … Read Full Storyread more
SAN JOSÉ, Calif. — A couple years ago, Kate Morejohn had an idea for a children’s book featuring a Portuguese-speaking family living in California, and she ran with it.
“I usually go running in an area that looks a lot … Read Full Storyread more