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Alexandra Figueiredo is a journalist and communication consultant with a postgraduation in Psychological Assessment. She's specialized in health journalism and in medical and scientific consultancy. Worked as a radio newscaster and was journalist at SIC Notícias, Expresso, and in two RTP programs, between others. Also coordinated a health program for RTP TV channel. She won several poetry contests, having published poems. She was director of a solidarity association chaired by the former Minister of Health Ana Jorge and was press advisor for the former President of the Portuguese Republic, Dr. Jorge Sampaio, during his time as Ambassador of Tuberculosis in the World. You can follow Alexandra on Instagram.

24 April 2021

10 facts to know about Portugal’s Carnation Revolution

April 25: A Revolution started with music and ornamented with carnations… The carnation revolution that took place on April 25, 1974 impressed the world because violence […]
23 April 2021

How are literary conferences adapting to the post-Covid world?

In the garden I stood holding up a T-shirt from the stall when I heard his voice. “Hey, you already bought two, leave some for me.” […]
23 April 2021

New visitors’ experience of St Bavo’s Cathedral and Van Eyck Altarpiece in Ghent

St Bavo’s Cathedral has reopened its doors after years of renovation, welcoming visitors for a truly incredible experience. Not only have the panels of the famous […]
23 April 2021

MADE IN PORTUGAL naturally

“With this campaign, AICEP intends to create emotions and surprise, valuing the authenticity, competitiveness and excellence of products MADE IN PORTUGAL naturally” Luís Castro Henriques, Chairman […]
23 April 2021

Shakespeare’s Birthday, the 10 best places to celebrate

23rd April is Shakespeare’s birth and deathday. It’s almost as if he had written it himself – the ultimate English Bard was born and died on […]
22 April 2021

Bookshops, essential social and cultural harbours in times of pandemic

During the last year the book industry and the bookselling sector have suffered and struggled for survival as many other economic and cultural sectors. But this […]
21 April 2021

TikTok star Shina Novalinga is helping to bring back Inuit throat singing

After being forced into near-extinction by colonists and missionaries, the tradition of Inuit throat singing has gradually been brought back, and TikTok star Shina Novalinga is […]
20 April 2021

The Timucua: Florida’s lost tribe

The Timucua tribe was Florida’s largest group of Native Americans, settled in the Northeast and North Central parts of what is now the Sunshine State. The […]
19 April 2021

Aten: Largest ancient city uncovered in Egypt

An Egyptian archaeological mission has discovered the largest ancient city in Egypt. Known as Aten, it dates back to more than 3,000 BC. Former Minister of […]
16 April 2021

The WWII sacrifices behind a grey plaque on a striking Schaerbeek building

On the corner of Avenue Eugène Plasky and rue du Saphir in Schaerbeek stands a distinctive house, built in 1930. It was designed by Belgian architect […]
16 April 2021

Netflix pledges net zero emissions by end of 2022

Last month streaming giant Netflix announced in its “Environmental Social Governance” (ESG) Report 2020 that it pledges to wipe out its carbon footprint in under two […]
14 April 2021

NexTus: a new way to attend a classical music concert in Covid times

How can we participate in a classical music concert in a period where concert halls, opera houses and all public places are not available because of […]
14 April 2021

5 books to read before you visit Portugal

Portugal is a country of unparalleled beauty. Besides this, according InterNations it ranks in first position for quality-of-life countries in Europe as well as third in […]
13 April 2021

Reconstruction of Notre Dame could take up to 20 years

After the gigantic fire that ravaged two years ago the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris and moved the whole world, the reconstruction work might be […]
12 April 2021

Highest suspension bridge in Canada to open in May

The highest suspension bridge in Canada will open to visitors in May of this year. The new Golden Skybridge consists of two suspension bridges that will […]
9 April 2021

New Excelsior Pass meant to facilitate entry to concerts and events in New York State

The government of New York State has launched a new digital vaccine pass to try to restart activities in large venues such as concerts, sport games, […]
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