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Portugal allows using Brazilian driver’s license in the country

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Portugal will start accepting the Brazilian National Driver's License (CNH) as a valid document to drive in the country....

Portuguese-speaking Angola plans to intensify relations with Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After East Timor, which also speaks Portuguese, approached Brazil a few weeks ago, African Angola is now also signaling...

Brazil ratifies a mobility agreement between Portuguese-speaking countries

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian government ratified the mobility agreement that promises to facilitate granting visas, residence permits and the circulation of...

A traditional priority for its military, Brazil’s presence in international peace missions plummets

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The days when blue-helmeted UN troops paraded in armored cars through Haitian shanty towns or manned frigates in the...

Brazil’s high school exam can be a door-opener to Portuguese universities and beyond

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Created in 1998 as a performance assessment of Brazilian students, the National High School Exam (ENEM) gradually took on...

Confront your colonial past, Council of Europe tells Portugal

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Europe’s top human rights group said on Wednesday, March 24th, that Portugal must do more to confront its colonial...

Portugal to Present Literary Award to Brazilian Writer Chico Buarque, Despite Bolsonaro Demurrer

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Portugal's Ministry of Culture is trying to be diplomatic after President Jair Bolsonaro declared that he would not sign...

Brazil Congress Considers Repeal of Agreement Unifying Portuguese Orthography

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A committee in the Brazil's Lower House discussed yesterday, September 3rd, a request to repeal the orthographic agreement signed...

FESTLIP 2010 Theater Festival

By Maíra Amorim, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – The first festival to promote a theatrical connection between Portuguese speaking countries, Festlip’s (Festival de...

Lusowhat?

This week we published a story about the FESTLIP festival, and it took me back to last year when I learned a new word...

Commodity Markets This Week: What You Need to Know

A bridge collapse in Baltimore threatens to slow down the export of crucial commodities like coal from a key East Coast port. This event underscores...

Myanmar’s Unity Threatened by Intensifying Border Conflicts

With military junta support, the president of Myanmar recently raised alarms about the country's unity. State media reported his concerns following intense clashes near...

Library in Rio is among ‘book paradises’: see 13 destinations

Even if you are not a keen reader or not that interested in books, some libraries around the world are so beautiful that they...

São Tomé and Príncipe elections: Brazil’s ambassador in Angola leads CPLP observation mission

Brazil's ambassador in Angola, Rafael Vidal, is the leader of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) election observation mission to the upcoming legislative...

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