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Ambassador Fátima Veiga Visit to Mount Holyoke College

The Weissman Center students at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA, hosted Ambassador Fatima Veiga on April 3-4, 2013, for a lecture on diplomacy and Foreign Service, with the perspective of Women in Leadership.

The Ambassador spoke about her experiences and career trajectory in public service, and seized the opportunity to talk about Cape Verde’s path to development, as well as challenges and opportunities.

The audience included both students and faculty members.


Visit the event photo Gallery at www.embcv-usa.gov.cv/index.php/gallery/category/4-images

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Prime Minister José Maria Neves Official Visit to Washington D.C.

PMinistroCaboVerdeJoseMariaNevesCape Verde Prime Minister José Maria Neves, will be in Washington, D.C., on March 27th-30th, 2013, for a first official visit to the White House. The trip takes place in the context of a quadrilateral visit of African leaders, including Sierra Leone, Senegal, and Malawi.

President Obama will welcome the four leaders to the White House on Wednesday, March 28th. The Press Secretary announced the visit yesterday, noting  “our [US] commitment to working with strong and emerging African democracies.”

While in D.C., Prime Minister Neves is scheduled to meet with high level officials from the Department of State, the Pentagon, US Department of Transportation, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

Also on the agenda of the Prime Minister are talks at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), and the Corporate Council on Africa.

The last leg of the visit, March 30ht-April 2nd, will take Mr. Neves to the New England area to visit the Cape Verdean community.    

TACV - New Bagage Rules/ TACV - Novas Regras para Bagagem

Please note the following communication from TACV/Cabo Verde Airlines




 “A TACV – Cabo Verde Airlines aderiu durante muitos anos a prática de “Piece Concept” (PC) nos seus voos entre Boston e Cabo Verde. “Piece Concept” é a franquia e transporte gratuito de dois (2) volumes de bagagem com 45 Kg (100 lbs) por passageiro.

  Por razões de ordem comercial e operacional e, em sintonia com as novas práticas da indústria, a TACV comunica a todos os seus passageiros e clientes na rota dos Estados Unidos que com início a partir de 01 de Março de 2013 passou a conceder apenas 01 (um) volume de franquia gratuito com 32 Kg (70lbs.) por passageiro. Desta forma, o passageiro que viajar na rota dos Estados Unidos passará a ter direito ao transporte gratuito de apenas 01 (um) volume, tanto no voo de ida, como no do regresso”.

Em suma, com a prática de “Piece Concept” a empresa perdia com o número de passageiros que transportava, (em vez de 210, transporta 170 passageiros), para transportar mais volumes.

Assim sendo, a TACV pede e agradece a comprensão e colaboração de todos



 TACV Cabo Verde Airlines for many years has adopted the “Piece Concept” (PC) on its flights, thus granting every passenger to/from Boston an allowance of 2 pieces of baggage, weighting a total of 100lbs. (45kg, approximately).

In tandem with common practice within the industry, TACV has opted to discontinue that policy and restrict free checked-in baggage allowance to 1 piece of 70lbs. (32kg approximately), with effect from 01 March 2013.

 TACV appreciates and is grateful for the understanding of its clients and general public and is delighted to inform that it will continue flying twice a week to the USA, connecting Praia to Boston, every Tuesday and Friday.


For further clarification, please contact: 
Boston Office: +1-617-471-2227 
CallCenter: +238-2608260 
Your Travel Agent


Global Diaspora Forum 2013 / Forum Global da Diaspora 2013



Please visit the web link below to find the announcement upcoming Global Diaspora Forum 2013:



Consulte o seguinte web-link para obter informações sobre o próximo Fórum Global da Diáspora:





National Alliance of The Cape Verdean Organizations Launch

On Saturday, January 19th, 2013, the National Alliance of the Cape Verdean Organizations (NACVO) held its first annual meeting in Bridgewater, CT. 

More than fifty Cape Verdean organizations met in 2011 and gave the mandate to the Consulate General in Boston to oversee the process.

"The Mission of NACVO is to promote the interests of community-based organizations in the United States through policy analysis, advocacy, coordination, capacity-building, and representation of the communities that they serve.” , according to the mission statement of the organization.

Ambassador Fatima Veiga sent a congratulations message that you can read in full below. (English and Portuguese versions)

Ambassador's Message

Mensagem da Embaixadora



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