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Decorations attributed by the President of the Republic to individualities from the Portuguese Communities and to foreign citizens, within the celebrations of the National Day of Portugal

In the celebration ceremonies of the National Day of Portugal, Camões and the Portuguese Communities, the President of the Republic awarded several individualities from the Communities of the Portuguese Diaspora and foreign citizens with decorations which will opportunely given out.
Following is the list of the decorated individualities:

National Orders:
Order of Prince Henry the Navigator
• Devin Nunes- USA (Grand Officer)
• Christian Lange – Germany (Commander)
• Ernst Wunderbaldinger – Austria (Commander)
• Fernanda Toriello – Italy (Commander)
• Lyes Boudiaf – Algeria (Knight)
Orders of Civil Merit:
Order of Merit
• Ana Maria Torres – France (Commander)
• António Antunes Canas (posthumously) – Argentina (Commander)
• Daniel da Ponte – USA (Commander)
• Duarte Manuel Ponte Miranda – Canada (Commander)
• Emanuel Linhares – Canada (Commander)
• Fernando Gomes – Macau (Commander)
• Henrique Novais Ferreira – Macau (Commander)
• João Carlos Cardoso Pinheiro – USA (Commander)
• João Francisco Lopes dos Santos – Canada (Commander)
• Jorge da Conceição Lopes – Brazil (Commander)
• José Manuel Milhazes Pinto – Russia (Commander)
• Mário Castilho – France (Commander)
• Raul Araújo Penna – Brazil (Commander)
• Rui Fernão Mota e Costa – Brazil (Commander)
• Masamichi Matsumoto – Japan (Officer)
Order of Entrepreneurial Merit

Commercial Merit Class
• Arménio Ferreira Diogo – Brazil (Commander)
Industrial Merit Class
• Albino Nunes – Brazil (Commander)


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