Cabo Verde has struggled in recent years with the handling of deportees being sent back to the island country. Since the early 90’s, over 1300 Cape Verdeans have been deported, majority of which came from the United States, followed by Portugal and France. Most are deported from committed crimes such as theft, lack of documents, and drugs. Most of the deportees are young males, and when they arrive in Cabo Verde, there are no programs of any sort to transition them back into society. They face heavy discrimination in gaining employment. Many return speaking mostly English, if any creolo at...Read More
Author: Cabo Verde Network
Cape Verde Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Carlos Veiga, visited the Commonwealth of Massachusetts last week. Veiga, along with Cape Verde Minister of Finance Olavo Correia, met with Cape Verdean Americans and MPD party leaders in Boston and Brockton. Mayor of Brockton, Bill Carpenter, with CV Ambassador, Carlos Veiga On Saturday January 14, 2017, Santana’s Restaurant and Function Hall in Brockton held a reception for the Ambassador and Finance Minister. Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter welcomed the men to Brockton and informed the guests and people in the audience that the city continues to support businesses and residents who...Read More
On January 16, 2017, the Associacao Caboverdiana de Brockton, Inc. (ACVB) hosted its 2nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. family event. The event took place at St. Edith Stein Church in Brockton. The community showed up in droves to understand the man and how important Dr. King’s message is. Volunteers/Tutors of ACVB provided insight into the life and legacy of a great man who provided hope to a divided America. Students from ACVB’s after-school program took excerpts of the famous “I Have A Dream” speech and read it aloud. Special guest speaker Reverend Oscar Joseph Pratt II, divulged...Read More
The airline Azores Azores Airlines (ex-SATA international) will start flights to Cape Verde on June 2 next year, reveals the company spokesman, António Portugal, to Expresso das Ilhas. The Azores Airlines will also fly from Ponta Delgada (Azores) to the Praia twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays, in an A320, with a capacity of 165 passengers. One of the objectives of the operation to the Cape Verdean capital is to capture customers in Boston, one of the airline’s international destinations, offering a link to Cape Verde. Plans on opening the route to Cape Verde has been in the...Read More
Cape Verde’s President Jorge Carlos Fonseca wins “historic” re-election with results on Monday showing Fonseca taking 74% of the vote, according to the latest provisional results which cover 90% of the ballots cast. Independent candidates, Albertino Graca took 23% and Joaquim Monteiro took just under 4% of the votes. Fonseca swept the vote on all nine of Cape Verde’s inhabited islands and including important diaspora contingent from outside the country. He is set to serve another 5 year term as the President of Cabo Verde. Fonseca’s liberal party, MpD (Movement For Democracy), has won majority of the Mayoral elections...Read More
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