Anthony De Sá to talk about his new book in R.I.

Anthony De Sá to talk about his new book in R.I.

PROVIDENCE — In Kicking the Sky, the first work of fiction by Portuguese-Canadian writer Anthony De Sá, the author attempts to break through to everyone who has ever been a child.

“Kicking the sky comes from the idea that, as … Read Full Story

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Bridgewater State partners with university in Brazil to offer unique opportunities

Bridgewater State partners with university in Brazil to offer unique opportunities

BRIDGEWATER – Students at Bridgewater State University are taking advantage of a unique partnership with a university in Brazil.

That partnership was recently signed between Bridgewater State and the Federal University of Santa Catarina.

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‘US-EU trade treaty a great opportunity for the Azores’

‘US-EU trade treaty a great opportunity for the Azores’

DARTMOUTH — The European Union-U.S. free trade deal currently in the works would be “an important development opportunity for the Azores,” according to Duarte Freitas, member of the Regional parliament of the Azores and chairman of the Social Democratic Party … Read Full Story

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Brazil’s Congress approves internet legislation

Brazil’s Congress approves internet legislation

SÃO PAULO (AP) — The lower house of Brazil’s Congress has approved legislation meant to ensure the privacy of Internet users and to guarantee what’s called “Internet neutrality,” that all content be treated equally by carriers.

The bill known as

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Brazilian club fined $21,000 for fans’ racism

Brazilian club fined $21,000 for fans’ racism

SÃO PAULO (AP) — A sports tribunal has fined Brazilian club Mogi Mirim $21,000 because its fans racially abused an opposing player in a São Paulo state championship match this month.

The tribunal issued the fine after fans allegedly called

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The 2014 IPMA winners are…

The 2014 IPMA winners are…

NEW BEDFORD — It was a near sellout crowd at the Zeiterion Theatre last Saturday as some of the biggest musical acts from worldwide lusophone diasporas were performed and honored during the 2nd Annual International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA).

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Senador Reed distinguido com Grã Cruz

Senador Reed distinguido com Grã Cruz

PROVIDENCE — Se estavam a tentar promover Rhode Island à República Portuguesa, as pessoas reunidas no Instituto de Língua Portuguesa e de Estudos Lusófonos no Rhode Island College, na quarta-feira passada, fizeram um bom trabalho.
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Cape Verdean heritage celebrated at Brown University

Cape Verdean heritage celebrated at Brown University

PROVIDENCE — While the catchupa and natas de bacalhau, as well as some amazing flan, filled the bellies of those in attendance at the Cape Verdean Hertiage Night at Brown University, ideas were filling their minds.
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Brazilian returns home to his family after federal court rules his ICE detention without a bond hearing was unlawful

Brazilian returns home to his family after federal court rules his ICE detention without a bond hearing was unlawful

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — A Brazilian citizen is at the heart of a legal battle that may set a strong precedent for a class of immigrants placed on mandatory detention, after a federal court judge ruled that his and other detentions … Read Full Story

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Reed receives Portuguese commendation

Reed receives Portuguese commendation

PROVIDENCE – If they were trying to sell Rhode Island to the Portuguese Republic, those gathered at the Rhode Island College Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies on Wednesday gave it a pretty good shot.
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Superman artwork of JFK makes it to his library

Superman artwork of JFK makes it to his library

BOSTON (AP) — Superman has finally soared into the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

Legendary comic book artist Al Plastino thought he donated the 10 hand-drawn comic strips of Superman teaming up with John F. Kennedy

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Ambassador to Portugal enjoying his new assignment

Ambassador to Portugal enjoying his new assignment

FALL RIVER — The new ambassador to Portugal, Robert Sherman, told a crowd at the Academica Club on Wednesday that his priorities are to create jobs on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

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54 Mass. police departments reach aid agreement

54 Mass. police departments reach aid agreement

BOSTON (AP) — Police chiefs in 54 Massachusetts communities have signed an agreement that makes it easier for officers in one community to cross town lines while responding to legitimate law enforcement emergencies in another jurisdiction.

The mutual aid agreement

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Immigrant activists push to stop deportations

Immigrant activists push to stop deportations

DENVER (AP) — President Barack Obama’s surprise announcement last week that his administration would change its deportation policy to become more “humane” shows how the immigration battle has narrowed after months of congressional deadlock.

As recently as last year, immigrant

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Ronaldo and Romario go at it again in Brazil

Ronaldo and Romario go at it again in Brazil

SÃO PAULO (AP) — In the latest chapter of a spat between past Brazil football greats, Ronaldo is publicly criticizing former teammate Romario for making another attack on him, this time over an alleged broken promise to provide free tickets … Read Full Story

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Brazil pays price for lack of goalkeeping culture

Brazil pays price for lack of goalkeeping culture

SÃO PAULO (AP) — Goalkeeper Julio Cesar — the wrong side of 30 and past his prime — is the weakest link in the team which all of Brazil expects to win the World Cup this July. And that is … Read Full Story

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Eurozone inflation in surprise fall to 0.7 percent

Eurozone inflation in surprise fall to 0.7 percent

LONDON (AP) — Pressure on the European Central Bank to do more to prevent prices from falling in the 18-country eurozone ratcheted up Monday after figures showed inflation across the region unexpectedly fell in February to its lowest level since … Read Full Story

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Obama orders review of US deportation practices

Obama orders review of US deportation practices

WASHINGTON (AP) – Seeking to pacify frustrated immigration advocates, President Barack Obama is directing the government to find more humane ways to handle deportation for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, the White House said Thursday.

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