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Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco 1900 - 1943 (Part 1)

Engenheiro Duarte PachecoEngenheiro Duarte Pacheco is the only senior figure from the dictatorship of the Estado Novo who continues in widespread national esteem. He is perhaps the most engaging of the half dozen figures of early twentieth century Portugal whose names are used nationwide as toponyms. Following his tragically early death, a national subscription fund was opened for a monument to his memory in Loulé, the town of his birth.

The Coronation of King Charles III

THE CORONATION OF KING CHARLES IIIOn May 6th, for the first time in nearly seventy years, a new monarch will be crowned in London.  The style of the new king is Charles the Third, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of his other Realms and Territories King, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

Portuguese Women Who Made History

Maria Isabel Hahnemann Saavedra - champion of women's rightsInternational Women`s Day on 8th March celebrated the social, cultural and political achievements of women around the world.  As we reside in Portugal, it seems appropriate to remember some of the many remarkable women who have contributed to the history of this country. 

The 1974 Revolution: a look back

THE 1974 REVOLUTION: A LOOK BACKSo much has changed in Portugal since the revolution 49 years ago, and even the revolution itself will be better understood with a special study to be published as part of next year’s historic 50th anniversary.

History & Culture of Portugal - Part 22

HISTORY & CULTURE OF PORTUGAL - PART 22Part 22 - the final part. The Algarve. Cyneticum, Hispania Ulterios, Lusitania, Gharb al Andalus. The Algarve region represents the first modern civilisations of Portugal.

History & Culture of Portugal - Part 21

HISTORY & CULTURE OF PORTUGAL - PART 21Part 21. The English & The Portuguese. The oldest alliance.

History & Culture of Portugal - Part 20

HISTORY & CULTURE OF PORTUGAL - PART 20Part 20. Football in Portugal. Portugal is fanatical about football. Under Salazar, the 3 “F's” where Fado, Fatima and Football helped focusthe population's attention into the national sport.

History & Culture of Portugal - Part 19

HISTORY & CULTURE OF PORTUGAL - PART 19Part 19. Portuguese politics. Prime Minister of Portugal is the head of government. Portugal has a multi-party system. The President of Portugal is the executive head of state and has several significant political powers, which he exercises often.