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World Press Freedom Day

We at the U.S. Embassy Lisbon also recognize the important part that independent media play to achieve a vibrant, resilient democracy. During this month, we will be meeting with several members of the Portuguese press to further our relationship and collaboration efforts. Follow this space to find out more as we update it, and find  here ...
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Earth Day 2021

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection. In 2021, this occasion was marked with the following events happening globally and in the U.S. Embassy in Portugal: Leaders Summit on Climate President Biden made sure the United States rejoined the Paris Agreement on his first day in ...
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Women’s History Month 2021

Every year, March is designated as Women’s History Month by presidential proclamation, and the month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history.  Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California.  The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women planned and executed a ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’affaires Kristin Kane – Curso de Promoção a Oficial General at Instituto Universitário Militar

Bom dia.  Thank you for the kind introduction.  It is a pleasure to be here today at the Instituto Universitario Militar, and I wanted to note the presence also of our Defense Attaché, Colonel Andrew “Saint” Bernard, who will speak to you after my remarks for a defense perspective. You are the future leaders of the Portuguese – and Brazilian — Armed Forces and will help shape the future of ...
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Black History Month 2021

Black History Month is one of the most widely-celebrated of American, federal months. It was originally established in 1926 as Negro History Week by noted African-American author and Harvard University scholar, Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Dr. Woodson’s hope was that this special observance would remind all Americans of their ethnic roots, and that the commemoration ...
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