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Banco Comercial Português files over 3 million lawsuit against Isabel dos Santos



Banco Comercial Português files over 3 million lawsuit against Isabel dos Santos

In January 2020, the International Consortium for Investigative Journalism (ICIJ) released over 715,000 files under the name Luanda Leaks, detailing the alleged financial schemes of Isabel dos Santos and her husband Sindika Dokolo, who has since died.

Banco Comercial Português (BCP) has filed a lawsuit against Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos and her company Santoro Financial Holding for more than three million euros.

According to the Citius portal, the lawsuit, which was filed on Wednesday, September 7, was circulated this Thursday at the Central Civil Court of Lisbon and has a value of around 3.297 million euros.

In July this year, BCP and Novo Banco joined a lawsuit against Isabelle dos Santos and two of her companies, Santoro Financial Holding and Finisantoro Holding Limited, in a case pending in the same court, valued at €17.414 million.

A year earlier, in July 2021, Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD), BCP and Novo Banco filed a €26.9 million lawsuit against an Angolan businesswoman, also in Lisbon’s Central Civil Court.

In the latter case, the defendants are Isabelle dos Santos, Kento Holding Limited based in Malta and Unitel International Holdings BV based in the Netherlands, companies involved in Zopt, a company that represents the partnership between the businesswoman and Sonae in NOS.

The two companies in question indirectly own shares of Isabel dos Santos in NOS, which are under arrest.

Counting only these three cases, the bank has claims in court against an Angolan business woman for almost 50 million euros.

This process is joined by other lawsuits involving a bank and a businesswoman involved in the Luanda Leaks scandal, which led to the seizure or loss of shares in several national companies, such as Efacec, which was nationalized and is in the process of liquidation. reprivatized with the sale of the state stake to the DST group.

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The International Consortium for Investigative Journalism (ICIJ) identified over 715,000 files in January 2020 called Luanda Leakswhich details the alleged financial schemes of Isabel dos Santos and her husband, Sindika Dokolo, who subsequently died, allowing them to withdraw money from the Angolan public treasury through tax havens.

At the end of 2020, CGD, BCP and Novo Banco have already joined the process in relation to Winterfell and Winterfell 2, which own the business woman’s share in Efacec.

According to the newspaper Expresso, there are also individual shares of CGD and a joint action of BCP and Novo Banco.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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