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Sports

Lithuanian basketball team snatches close victory in Rio Olympics

Lithuanian men’s basketball team began Rio de Janeiro Olympic games with a victory, but, as often, created a dramatic spectacle. The Lithuanian squad, under the leadership of its head coach Jonas Kazlauskas, defeated the Brazilian team with the result 82:76. […]

Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro
Sports

Lithuanian athletes heading to Rio

The Lithuanian Olympic team is leaving for Rio de Janeiro.

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Carlos Levenstein
Global LT

Brazilian man with Lithuanian roots charges businesses for his consultations – unless they’re Lithuanian

If you met Carlos Levenstein in Sao Paulo, Brazil, you might not believe that he carries a Lithuanian passport. But this Brazilian man, who has loved pickles and black bread since he was a child, does what he can to support his Lithuanian roots. He regrets not knowing Lithuanian, so he makes up for it by helping Lithuanian businesses enter the South American market. […]

Lithuanian Embassy (left ) and Cuban Mission in Washington   Photo Ludo Segers
Foreign affairs

Lithuania and Cuba soon to be diplomatic neighbours in Washington

Early Thursday morning several media teams set up in the neighbourhood of the Lithuanian Embassy in Washington DC. The Swiss Embassy, Cuban Special Interest Section is located next door to the Lithuanian Embassy on 16th Street. It houses the Cuban representation in the US Capital after the Americans severed diplomatic relations with the island nation 54 years ago at the height of the Cold War. The somewhat secretive mission got mainly attention in the past whenever demonstrators would gather to demand the release of Americans or dissidents held in Cuban prisons. All of that is about to end. […]

São Paulo
Foreign affairs

Lithuania’s deputy foreign minister discussed cooperation opportunities with Brazil

On 19 January, Lithuania’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mantvydas Bekešius met with Under Secretary General for Political Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, Carlos Antonio da Rocha Paranhos, Oswaldo Biato, Director of the Europe Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other officials. The officials discussed bilateral relations and opportunities for economic cooperation, the MFA said. […]