Cape Verdeans mark 40 years of independence

Last week, Tavares and more than 100 other Cape Verdeans gathered at the State House to mark the 40th anniversary of the July 5, 1975 independence day. There, state Sen. Vinny deMacedo (R-Plymouth) and state Rep. Evendro Carvalho (D-Dorchester) led a program that featured speeches by Cape Verdean Ambassador to the U.S. Jose Luis Rocha, Consul General Pedro G. Carvalho and Gov. Charlie Baker….

“The progress this small nation has made in the last 40 years is phenomenal,” said Sen. deMacedo.

As for progress in the United States, deMacedo’s election to the state Senate last year stands as one high water mark. And with the election of Carvalho, who joined the House last year in a special election, the Cape Verdean delegation on Beacon Hill has doubled its numbers, deMacedo pointed out.

“Now we have two.”

Read Full Article July 8, 2015 Source: The Bay State Banner

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