As Neves

As Neves (Galician for the snows) is a municipality in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra. It has 4,429 people (2010). Until 1904 it was called Setados.

As Neves
Coat of arms of As Neves

Coat of arms
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Location of As Neves within Galicia
Location of As Neves within Galicia
As Neves is located in Spain
As Neves
As Neves
Location of As Neves within Spain
Coordinates: 42°05′17″N 8°24′54″W / 42.088°N 8.415°WCoordinates: 42°05′17″N 8°24′54″W / 42.088°N 8.415°W
Autonomous CommunityGalicia
ComarcaO Condado
 • TypeMayor-council
 • BodyConcello das Neves
 • MayorRaúl Emilio Castro Rodríguez (PPdeG)
 • Council
 • Total65.99 km2 (25.48 sq mi)
 • Total3,892
 • Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)


As Neves has four elements that make up its geography: the Xuliana river's valley in the western part, the Minho river's valley in the south, along the border with Portugal, the Termes river's valley in the east and the Mountains of Paradanta in the north.


Forest, wood, and wine "CONDADO" (is one the kinds into D.O. named certified origin: Rías Baixas) are the main economy sources.

Also there are tourist services based in countrysides and natural products for eating such as Lamprea (lamprey eel), (see recipe for the Galician dish made with lamprey [1]) and Requesón, a type of cheese curd (see this recipe for cheesecake made with requesón (in Spanish)[2]. Note that this recipe differs from the Portuguese/Brazilian recipe; Requeijão).


It is the site of an annual pilgrimage on 29 July in which those who have experienced a near-death experience express their gratitude by visiting the church Santa Marta de Ribarteme, the patron saint of resurrection.

Thousands of people descend on As Neves from 10 am on the day of Santa Marta. It is usually impossible to get a seat in the church but those who cannot get into the packed church can listen to the service relayed over loudspeakers.

Those who have passed through a near-death experience use coffins as their emblems; they either carry them or place themselves in the coffins and are carried by friends or family. After noon mass, the pilgrims walk to the town cemetery and then return to make a procession throughout the town.

As in many pilgrimages, there is a mix of solemnity and celebration. While pilgrims chant "Virgin Santa Marta, star of the North, we bring you those who saw death", Roma play instruments and vendors sell food, especially the local delicacy of cooked octopus. During the day, and even more so at night, fireworks are set off by those in the procession to mark their progress through the town.

External links

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
Campos do Jordão

Campos do Jordão (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈkɐ̃pus du ʒoɾˈdɐ̃w]) is a municipality in the state of São Paulo in southeastern Brazil. It is part of the Metropolitan Region of Vale do Paraíba e Litoral Norte. The population is 51,454 (2017 est.) in an area of 290.52 square kilometres (112.17 sq mi). The city is situated 1,628 metres (5,341 ft) above sea level and is the highest city in Brazil.There are numerous outdoor activities for tourists and winter residents. These include hiking, mountain climbing, treetop cable swings (arborismo), horseback riding, and ATV and motorbike riding. July, of winter season vacations, sees an enormous influx of visitors (more than quadrupling the city's population), due in part to the winter festival of classical music.Its attractions throughout the year include German, Swiss and Italian cuisine restaurants, bars, and a cable car. There are many pousadas (inns) and chalets. Also, in order to cater to the large number of visitors, several bars, lounges, discos and clubs open during the winter months.

Dead Man's Seat

Dead Man's Seat (Portuguese: O Lugar do Morto) is a 1984 Portuguese drama film directed by António-Pedro Vasconcelos. The film was selected as the Portuguese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 57th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

Democrats (Brazil)

The Democrats (Portuguese: Democratas, DEM) is a political party in Brazil. It was founded in 1985 under the name of Liberal Front Party (Partido da Frente Liberal, PFL) from a dissidence of the defunct PDS, successor to the ARENA, the official party during the military dictatorship of 1964–1985. It changed to its current name in 2007. The original name reflected the party's support of free market policies, rather than the identification with international liberal parties. Instead, the party affiliated itself to the international federations of Christian democratic (CDI) and conservative parties (IDU). The Democrats' identification number is 25 and its colors are green, blue, and white.

Highways in Spain

The Spanish motorway (highway) network is the third largest in the world, by length. As of 2016, there are 17,109 km (10,631 mi) of High Capacity Roads (Sp. Vías de Gran Capacidad) in the country. There are two main types of such roads, autopistas and autovías, which historically differed in the strictness of the standards they are held up to.

History of Brazil since 1985

Brazilian history since 1985, also known as the Sixth Brazilian Republic or New Republic, is the contemporary epoch in the history of Brazil, beginning when civilian government was restored after a 21-year-long military regime established after the 1964 coup d'état. The negotiated transition to democracy reached its climax with the indirect election of Tancredo Neves PMDB by Congress. Neves belonged to Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, an opposition party that had always opposed the military regime. He was the first civilian president to be elected since 1964.

Neves was set to take over from General João Figueiredo, the last of the military junta presidents appointed by their predecessor. The transition was hailed as the dawn of a New Republic (Nova República) in contrast with República Velha (Old Republic), the first epoch of the Brazilian Republic, from 1889 until 1930. It became synonymous with the contemporary phase of the Brazilian Republic and the political institutions established in the wake of the country's re-democratization.

President-elect Tancredo Neves fell ill on the eve of his inauguration and could not attend it. His running mate, José Sarney, was inaugurated as vice president and served in Neves' stead as acting president. As Neves died without having ever taken the oath of office, Sarney then succeeded to the presidency. The first phase of the Brazilian New Republic, ranging from the inauguration of José Sarney in 1985 until the inauguration of Fernando Collor in 1990, is often considered a transitional period as the 1967–1969 constitution remained in effect, the executive still had veto powers, and the president was able to rule by decree. The transition was considered definitive after Brazil's current constitution, drawn up in 1988, entered full effect in 1990.

In 1986, elections were called for a National Constituent Assembly that would draft and adopt a new Constitution for the country. The Constituent Assembly began deliberations in February 1987 and concluded its work on October 5, 1988. Brazil's current Constitution was promulgated in 1988 and completed the democratic institutions. The new Constitution replaced the authoritarian legislation that still remained from the military regime.

In 1989 Brazil held its first elections for president by direct popular ballot since the 1964 coup. Fernando Collor won the election and was inaugurated on March 15, 1990 as the first president elected under the 1988 Constitution.

Since then, seven presidential terms have elapsed, without rupture to the constitutional order:

the first term was served by Presidents Collor and Franco. Collor was impeached on charges of corruption in 1992 and resigned the presidency, being succeeded by Itamar Franco, his vice president

the second and third terms corresponded to the Fernando Henrique Cardoso's administration, from 1995 to 2002;

in the fourth and fifth presidential terms Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva served as President;

the sixth term was Dilma Rousseff's first administration.

the seventh term was started following Rousseff's 2014 reelection. Her second term was due to end in 2018, but she was impeached for violations of budgetary and fiscal responsibility laws in 2016. Her vice-president, Michel Temer, succeeded her on 31 August 2016 following a lengthy period as acting president during Rousseff's impeachment trials and eventually became President himself after the impeachment was completed.

the eight and current term is Jair Bolsonaro's administration.


Impuros is a Brazilian crime drama television series produced by Fox Networks Group in association with Barry Company and directed by Tomás Portella and René Sampaio. The series was released on October 19, 2018 on Fox Premium.

José Sarney

José Sarney de Araújo Costa (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛ saʁˈnej dʒi aɾaˈuʒu ˈkɔstɐ]; born José Ribamar Ferreira de Araújo Costa; 24 April 1930) is a Brazilian politician, lawyer, and writer who served as 31st President of Brazil from 21 April 1985 to 14 March 1990. At age 89, he is the oldest living former Brazilian president, and, as of the death of João Figueiredo in 1999, one of only two living former president not elected by direct vote; the other is Michel Temer.

Sarney ascended in the politics of his home state of Maranhão as part of the "Bossa Nova Generation" of UDN politicians in the 1950s, young idealists seeking to reorganize public administration and rid the government of corruption and old deleterious practices. During the Brazilian military dictatorship, which imposed a two-party system, Sarney affiliated himself with the government party, ARENA, becoming the president of the party in 1979. As the regime fell, however, ARENA split over the appointment of Paulo Maluf as its presidential candidate. Sarney joined the dissenters, and was instrumental in the creation of the Liberal Front Party. He agreed to run for Vice-President on the ticket of Tancredo Neves of PMDB, formerly the opposition party to the military government. Neves won the presidential election, but fell ill and died before taking office, and Sarney became President. He started out his term with great popularity, but public opinion shifted with the Brazilian debt crisis and the failure of Plano Cruzado to abate chronic inflation. His government is seen today as disastrous and clientelism was widespread having longlasting consequences for the Brazilian Republic post military dictatorship.

Over time, Sarney and his family acquired enormous clout over Maranhão's public life, and he is today regarded as the foremost of Brazil's oligarchs. Sarney owns the most important newspapers and TV stations in Maranhão, and remains influential there. Sarney has also faced multiple allegations of nepotism and corruption in his career. In 2009, the British weekly The Economist called his election as President of the Senate "a victory for semi-feudalism" and "a throwback to an era of semi-feudal politics that still prevails in corners of Brazil and holds the rest of it back." Veja columnist Roberto Pompeu de Toledo deemed him "the perfect oligarch".Sarney is also an accomplished writer, and a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters.

Las Nieves

Las Nieves (Spanish for the Snows, and sometimes taken from María de las Nieves or Nuestra Señora de las Nieves referring to Mary, mother of Jesus) may mean:

Las Nieves, Galicia - (As Neves in Galician) in Spain

Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte - in the Philippines

Las Nieves, Durango - in Mexico

Nevis - a Caribbean island, has a similar etymology.

List of municipalities in Pontevedra

This is a list of the 61 municipalities in the province of Pontevedra in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain.

The Galician name is the sole official form of the name;

older or informal texts may use Castillan forms or spellings.

Míchel Salgado

Miguel Ángel "Míchel" Salgado Fernández (born 22 October 1975) is a Spanish retired professional footballer who played as a right back.

Nicknamed Il Due (two in Italian), he was known for his combative tackling and attacking play. Attesting to his aggressive style, his former Real Madrid teammate Steve McManaman – where he spent an entire decade, after excellent displays at Celta – once described him as "the hardest person in the world....a genuine psychopath, even in training." He also played three seasons in England, with Blackburn Rovers.

During a 15-year period in Spain, Salgado – who appeared in 343 La Liga matches, scoring seven goals – represented the Spanish national team, collecting more than 50 caps and appearing in one World Cup and one European Championship.


Nieves is a Spanish surname and a female given name from the title of the Virgin Mary Nuestra Señora de las Nieves meaning "Our Lady of the Snows". The Portuguese variant is Neves. The surname is particularly common in Puerto Rico. It is also common in the Canary Islands and the autonomous region of Galicia, Spain. According to Roser Saurí Colomer and Patrick Hanks of Brandeis University, the surname Nieves is of Asturian-Leonese origin.

O Condado

O Condado is a comarca in the Galician Province of Pontevedra, centred on the town of Ponteareas (Puenteareas in Castilian Spanish). It covers an area of 341, and the overall population of this comarca was 42,642 at the 2011 Census; the latest official estimate at the start of 2018 was 41,551.

Paulo Brossard

Paulo Brossard de Souza Pinto (October 23, 1924 – April 12, 2015) was a Brazilian jurist and politician. Born in Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul, he graduated in Law and served several terms as a parliamentarian in his state and in the National Congress as well. He also was a member of the Supreme Federal Court and the Supreme Electoral Court of Brazil.

Brossard was born in 1924 at Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul. He studied Law at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and specialized itself on constitutional and civil law areas, starting his career as a teacher at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, before his début as a politician. Later than, he was elected as a lawmaker for the State Assembly of Rio Grande do Sul, from there to the National Congress of Brazil, first as a representative and as a senator at last.He ran for the Vice Presidency of Brazil in the 1978 indirect elections for the MDB ticket (General Euler Bentes as President), during the Brazilian military government. He was defeated by Aureliano Chaves, while João Figueiredo was elected as President of Brazil.

He played an important role on the crisis that arose when President elect Tancredo Neves could not be able to take office in 1985, as the first civilian citizen to bear such position after the 1964 Brazilian coup d'état. Confusion and discrepancies were spreading many different understandings on the Brazilian laws as Neves was unable to take office, at the same time his running mate for vice presidency, José Sarney, was empowered as acting president. He strongly supported Sarney's ability and rightness to exercise the presidential powers, stating "this is the reason why vice presidents exist". (In the aftermath, Tancredo Neves has died, never taking the oath, and Sarney completed his tenure).

He died on April 12, 2015 at his home in Porto Alegre, at the age of 90.

Rivers of Galicia

The rivers of Galicia form part of a dense hydrographical network in the Spanish autonomous community of Galicia and has been described by Otero Pedrayo as “the land of a thousand rivers”. Most rivers are not deep enough to be navigable, although small boats are sailed in the lower courses of the River Minho and several others, as well as at many of the dams.

The rivers flowing into the Bay of Biscay (Cantabrian Sea) tend to be very short, and those flowing into the Atlantic Ocean are only a little longer, except for the Minho (340 km) and the Sil (225 km), whose lengths are several hundred kilometres. There are numerous rapids, due to the steep gradients of many river courses.

In addition to river fishing, rivers have been used to power mills, and dams have been constructed both to provide hydroelectric power and for storage of water.

Roman Catholic Diocese of Mondoñedo-Ferrol

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Mondoñedo-Ferrol (also known as "Dioecesis Mindoniensis-Ferrolensis") is the northernmost of the four Latin rite suffragan dioceses in the ecclesiastical province of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela, which covers Galicia in North-western Spain. The area had previously been home to Britonia, a settlement founded by expatriate Britons in the wake of the Anglo-Saxon invasion of Britain. Britonia was represented by the diocese referred to as Britonensis ecclesia (Britton church) in sources from the 6th and 7th centuries.

The bishop who has his (main) Cathedral (from Latin "cathedra" meaning episcopal seat), a Minor Basilica and World Heritage Site: Catedral Basílica de la Virgen de la Asunción, dedicated to the Assumption of Mary, in Mondoñedo, administrative Province of Lugo, 43°26′00.36″N 7°21′23.48″Wand a co-cathedral Concatedral de San Julián, in Ferrol, administrative Province of A Coruña, 43°28′N 8°15′Was well as a former Cathedral, also Minor Basilica: Basilica de San Martín de Mondoñedo, in Foz, Lugo province.

Salvaterra de Miño

Salvaterra de Miño is a municipality (concello) in Galicia, Spain in the province of Pontevedra. The Municipality is located on the southern border of the province of Pontevedra, at the confluence of the valleys of the rivers Tea and Minho, and by the natural limits of the Serra da Cañiza. It borders the Municipalities of As Neves in the east, Mondariz and Poteareas to the north, and to the south by the Minno river. The Minno river (Río Miño or Rio Minho) is the southern natural border that today separates Portugal with its fortified town of Monção from current Galicia to the north.

Administrative division. The municipality (concello) is divided into 17 parishes : Alxén (Saint Pelagious), Arantei (Saint Peter), Cabreira (Sain Michael), Corzáns (Saint Michael), Fiolledo (Saint Pelagious), Fornelos (Saint Jonh), Leirado (Saint Salvador), Lira (Saint Simon), Lourido (Saint Andrew), Meder (Saint Adrian), Oleiros (Saint Mary), Pesqueiras (Saint Marina), Porto (Saint Paul), Salvaterra (Saint Lawrence), Soutolobre (Saint Columba), Uma (Saint Andrew), and Vilacova (Saint Jonh).

They Drive by Night

They Drive by Night is a 1940 film noir directed by Raoul Walsh and starring George Raft, Ann Sheridan, Ida Lupino, and Humphrey Bogart. The picture involves a pair of embattled truck drivers and was released in the UK under the title The Road to Frisco. The film was based on A. I. Bezzerides' 1938 novel Long Haul, which was later reprinted under the title They Drive by Night to capitalize on the success of the film. Part of the film's plot (that of Ida Lupino's character murdering her husband by carbon monoxide poisoning) was borrowed from another Warner Bros. film, Bordertown (1935).

Vigo Free Trade Zone Consortium

Vigo Free Trade Consortium is a public institution that has been working since 1947 to encourage international trade and economic development in southern Galicia. From its logistical area, located in the port of Vigo, the consortium oversees a free trade zone with all of its related importation and exportation advantages. As an economic development agency, not only is the consortium the main developer of business parks in its area of influence, but it also provides companies with a whole range of services including: finance, via the capital risk company Vigo Activo; support for entrepreneurs, via business initiative centres and collaboration with the University of Vigo in the form of seed funding; plus financial information required for decision making, via the Ardan business information service.

Some 350 companies currently occupy the different parks developed by the Consortium. In 2010 the Free Trade Zone parks network generated 26.57% of the total wealth of the Vigo Metropolitan Area and 25.56% of all employment in the region. The consortium is currently involved in extending the almost 5 million square metres of land offered and managed in the business parks of Balaídos, Bouzas, A Granxa, Parque Tecnolóxico e Loxístico (PTL) and Porto do Molle, via the new Salvaterra-As Neves Logistic and Industrial Platform (PLISAN) and a new Business park in Vigo.

The consortium is formed by entities such as Vigo City Council, Pontevedra Provincial Council, the Chamber of Commerce, the Harbour Authority and the Spanish State; with the Spanish Cabinet responsible for appointing the Special State Representative proposed by the Department of the Treasury.

The current State Representative, Teresa Pedrosa, presides over the monthly meetings of the Executive Committee, the body responsible for the management, administration and running of this public institution. The Vigo Mayor’s Office is responsible for the chairmanship of the Consortium.


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