Author: Cabo Verde Network

President Fonseca Wins Re-election!

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...

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75th Anniversary of the Cape Verdean Club of Falmouth

It’s the 4th Annual Cape Verdean Festival in Falmouth, Massachusetts.  But the vice president of the Cape Verdean Club here, Wesley Leite, says this year is special, “This particular one is a special one because it’s our 75th anniversary in existence for this Cape Verdean Club of Falmouth.” The Cape Verdean Club of Falmouth is the oldest of its kind in the U.S., and it’s the only one in Cape Cod.  Senator Vinny deMacedo said its important to preserve the Cape Verdean identity and culture. “The morabeza de gente de Cabo Verde is like none other. It’s a unique...

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Customer Service Doesn’t Cost a Dime

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Communities of Cabo Verde, Luis Filipe Tavares, visited the United States in September of this year.  On Saturday, September 24th, Tavares held an Open Community Meeting at the War Memorial building in Brockton, MA.  The Cape Verdean Association of Brockton (ACVB) organized the event. ACVB members along with other residents listened patiently as Minister Tavares gave his opening remarks. It was apparent soon after that, the Cape Verdean audience couldn’t wait to speak their mind and voice their concerns directly with the Minister of Foreign Affairs.  Brockton Councilor-At-Large Moises Rodrigues hosted the forum....

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MpD Rises To Power In Cabo Verde

The political party MpD (Movement For Democracy), is dominating mayoral elections taking place nationally at each of the municipalities in Cabo Verde.  According to the official website for municipal elections (www.eleicoes.gov.cv), MpD has accounted for 86.4% of votes, winning in 19 of the 22 municipals.  The results are expected to hold.  PAICV (African Party of independence of Cape Verde), the largest opposition to MpD, won only in the municipalities of Santa Cruz on the island of Santiago, and Mosteiros, on the island of Fogo. Four years ago, the party had won eight municipalities. Election results below: www.eleicoes.gov.cv – Provisional...

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“Style”: Business Leaders Get A Lesson In Back To School Fashion

Local Business owner, Emilia Depina of Boston, Massachusetts, is out to send a positive message for the community. With a network of other business owners and supporters, she held a Fashion Show at Santana’s Restaurant in Brockton. “Today we did a networking and fun event with food, dancing, many different business owners came by,” said Emilia Depina. The Back to School Family Fun Fashion Show featured several designers including clothing from her shop, “I Own It Boutique”, located in Dorchester. Emilia said it’s a celebration of going back to school and having the right attitude, personality, and creativity. “That’s...

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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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