Author: Cabo Verde Network

Lucy Coutinho: Peaces of Freedom

Lucy Coutinho says she’s come a long way from her earlier days in Boston. With a radio show and a YouTube channel, we can now add author to the mix. Lucy Coutinho/author “I am an author now.” Her book Peaces of Freedom is Lucy’s own personal journey through life. Lucy Coutinho/author “Wanting and seeking out inspiration, wanting to live in a more peaceful world. And I also shared a lot of, you know, encounters that I have had, a lot of messages that I have received over the years in seeking that. When I would share it via my...

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High Expectations for Cabo Verde at 2016 Rio Paralympics

Cabo Verde will be sending two athletes to compete in the 2016 Rio Paralympics starting September 7th through the 18th.  The Minister of Sports of Cabo Verde, Fernando Elisio Freire, expressed high expectations that the two athletes have a strong bid to win medals for the first time ever at the Paralympics for Cabo Verde.   Marcio Fernandes – “Cape Verde Wins its First Gold Medal in the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships Doha.” Marcio Fernandes will participate in the Javelin throw. He previously won gold in the men’s javelin F44 final at the IPC Athletics World Championships at...

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David Ribeiro: USA Boxing

David Ribeiro with Joey “Gee” Gomes “I want to be an inspiration coming out of the community showing others like, hey, look at David Ribeiro. He’s doing big things, and I want to inspire others to do the same,” said Ribeiro. And so far, David Ribeiro, a native of Brockton is doing it, as one of the top contenders in his weight class…. Cape Verde even wanted David to represent them in the Olympics 2016. “If you focus, put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything. I’m confident and I train every day. And I want to show...

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Ambulance Donated to Brava

To most Americans, the sight and sound of first responders rushing to help someone is routine. But it’s a different story on the tiny island of Brava in Cape Verde. That’s why the mayor of Brockton and Fall River Massachusetts are hosting a fundraiser to pay for the cost of shipping of an ambulance to Brava. “When I had the opportunity to visit Brava the year before last and spend some time there, one of the things that we came home knowing is that the access to medical care there is limited,” said Bill Carpenter, Mayor of Brockton. Brewster...

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President Jorge Carlos Fonseca visits USA

On Friday July 8th the President of Cabo Verde, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, embarked on a four-day visit to the United States where he met with political and community leaders within the Cape Verdean communities. President Fonseca took his time to personally greet each individual who was present when he made his visit to Brockton “Its with great pleasure to once again welcome you here to the city of Brockton, President Jorge Carlos Fonseca,” said Bill carpenter, the Mayor of Brockton. July 8th, 2016 officially proclaimed as President Jorge Carlos Fonseca Day in the city of Brockton The president then...

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ACVB is a community men's basketball league, currently based in Boston & Brockton, that is in its infancy. The league/organization's mission is to integrate youth development activities through basketball clinics and other outreach programs provided by the league to the community.

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