Article from Southcoasttoday.com , by Don Cuddy – firstname.lastname@example.org
The newly appointed consul general of Cape Verde, Pedro Graciano Gomes de Carvalho was welcomed to New Bedford on Saturday as he begins his term as Cape Verde’s official government representative in Boston.
The consul spent the day in New Bedford getting acquainted with elected officials, educators and representatives of numerous Cape Verdean-American organizations.
In the morning, accompanied by his wife Isabel, he visited the schooner Ernestina and the Strand Theater on Acushnet Avenue which now serves as a cultural center for the Cape Verdean Association. A reception at the Whaling Museum followed in the afternoon, featuring a succession of welcome speeches in the museum theater.
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