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Speaker of the House John Boehner Visits Portugal

The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner accompanied by a congressional delegation was in Portugal between April 17 and 20. Boehner was received with honors at the Portuguese parliament by the speaker Assunção Esteves and met with members of several parliamentarian committees. Meetings with Portuguese Prime Minister Passos Coelho, Vice-Prime Minister ...
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Multicultural Education American Speaker in Portugal

In light of the growth of Portugal as a multicultural society, the Embassy brought over Prof. James Banks, a renowned expert in multicultural education and diversity to engage with key figures in government, the educational sector and academia in Portugal. Prof. Banks and Deputy Chief of Mission John Olson met with key Portuguese stakeholders regarding ...
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Ponta Delgada Staged Third Inter-School Spelling Bee

On April 4, the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon together with the U.S. Consulate in the Azores sponsored an inter-school, English-language Spelling Bee event for Portuguese public school students in the 9th and 10th grades. The U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Consulate partnered with the Universidade dos Açores; the American Corner@Universidade dos Açores, and the Portuguese ...
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Hip Hop Explained to Students in Alpiarça

On April 1st, Embassy Officer Durwood Young was at Escola Básica e Secundária José Relvas in Alpiarça to speak to an audience of 11th graders about Hip Hop in the USA. The topic of this presentation was very well received by the students who had a chance to learn more about a theme with which ...
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FCS Leads Portuguese Business Delegation to Texas

The U.S. Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon and the American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal organized a Business Development Trade Mission to the United States, from March 23 thru March 28. This trade mission gave Portuguese businesses the opportunity to explore new business opportunities with U.S. companies. The program covered a number ...
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