One day after the U.S. Celebrated its independence from England, The City of Boston is helping the African country of Cabo Verde celebrate its independence from Portugal.


Boston Mayor Kim Janey joined the Prime Minister of Cabo Verde, Ulisses Depina Correia Silva.  

America has a larger population of Cape Verdeans than the West African nation itself. Visiting Boston and other cities in New England gives the country’s leader access to residents here who also connect with people back home.

The leader of the Cape Verde Government has already visited people in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Pawtucket, Rhode Island, on this trip.

He also plans to spend time with the Mayor of Brockton and several residents there on his journey to meet with people in cities and towns with significant Cape Verdean populations before he heads back to Praia.