Tag Archives: portugal

Canta, Canta Amigo, Canta


 Canta, canta amigo canta Letra e música: António Macedo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLiCZCYon68 Canta canta amigo canta                                         Sing, my friend, sing vem cantar a nossa canção                                     come and sing our song tu sozinho não és nada                                            you alone are nothing juntos temos … Continue reading

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Portuguese Women’s Skulls Differ North to South


Significant Skull Differences Between Closely Linked Groups ScienceDaily (Apr. 12, 2012) — In order to accurately identify skulls as male or female, forensic anthropologists need to have a good understanding of how the characteristics of male and female skulls differ between … Continue reading

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Greve, Strike, Huelga


Today, 24 Nov 2011, is the day of “The General Strike” in Portugal.  The country’s transportation system has been 90% shut down to protest many of the same things that are at issue here in the US. Unemployment, the crushing … Continue reading

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Portuguese Emigration TO Angola


For three years now, thousands of Portuguese have been fleeing the crisis at home to try their fortune in the erstwhile African colony, whose economy is taking off. This is a replay of the Portuguese exodus back in the 1960s … Continue reading

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Portuguese Bullfighting in California


The first time I saw a Portuguese bullfight was at the Praça de Touros in Cascais.  I was glad that it was different from the Spanish bullfights that so impressed Hemingway.  The pageantry and foolish bravado of the young men who stood … Continue reading

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Portuguese Festa in America


Far from Portugal, in the central valley of California, a Portuguese-American community carries on some of the traditions left behind in Portugal.  Most of the US Portuguese are from the Açores but many are from the continent and many from … Continue reading

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Pasárgada – Manuel Bandeira


Vou-me Embora pra Pasárgada Manuel Bandeira  Vou-me embora pra Pasárgada                             I’m leaving for Pasárgada Lá sou amigo do rei                                           … Continue reading

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