Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Government looks to change divorce law

The government is looking to make changes to the country’s divorce laws which have stood for more than 50 years. Among new proposals are that...

Algarve to get deep water quake sensors

Portugal is one of several European countries that comprise a deep-sea observatory network, which monitors climate change, earthquakes and changes to sea ecosystems and...

Portuguese women step up

Facing a shortage of Roman Catholic priests, women churchgoers have stepped in to lead Sunday services in villages in southeastern Portugal, a sign the...

Porsche Meeting 2017

Inspired by the huge success of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the iconic 911, Porsche  has announced that the inaugural edition of...

Portuguese are leaving Venezuela

The political and economic situation in Venezuela is forcing many Portuguese residents and lusodescendants to consider leaving the South American country where for many...

On this day 53 years ago…

On April 18, 1964, the iconic Ford Mustang was unveiled by Henry Ford II at the World’s Fair in New York. Named after an Wild...
Portugal Property

Average property value rises in Portugal

The average price of bank valuations for property in Portugal rose by €6 in January to €1,106 per square meter (m2), in January compared...

Portuguese Queen exhumed for her Coronation?

According to legend, in the mid-14th century a heart-broken King Peter (Pedro) I of Portugal exhumed the corpse of his lover to have her...

Lisbon in running for European Green Capital

Lisbon is one of five cities that are finalists to become European Green Capital 2019. The European Commission made the announcement on 5th of April...

The 15th-Century Monk Who Crowdsourced a Map of the World

If you had landed in Venice during the mid-15th century, you might have been accosted by a monk with a prominent nose and baggy,...
de freitas

Freitas brothers rock Amigos new stage

After South Africa's shock of being downgraded to junk status and the fact that smoking cannabis alone at home is boring, everyone was in...
tuberculosis

Portugal had 18 cases of TB per 100,000

Portugal recorded 18 new cases of tuberculosis per 100,000 inhabitants in 2016, a year in which 18% of cases were in people born outside...

New Portuguese skull early relative of Neandertals?

Half a million years ago, several different members of our genus, Homo, had spread throughout Europe and Asia, where some would eventually evolve into...

SA Minister of Communication of Portuguese Heritage

After months of negotiations and speculation, Dino Gomes has accepted the position of Minister of Communication for Jacob Zuma's new cabinet. When interviewed, Dino Gomes...