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 choose to live here.

The dinner celebration gave a chance for Cape Verdean Americans to break bread and speak with leaders from their native country and exchange ideas on how to improve the lives of people here in the U.S. and in Cabo Verde. Finance Minister Correia returned Sunday to Cabo Verde while Ambassador Veiga left for Washington, DC Monday, January 16, 2017.