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OLD NEWS! A MINISTER OF CULTURE AND SPORT WHO’S DOWN ON BULLFIGHT AND WOULDN’T BE CAUGHT DEAD DOING SPORT

OLD NEWS! A MINISTER OF CULTURE AND SPORT WHO’S DOWN ON BULLFIGHT AND WOULDN’T BE CAUGHT DEAD DOING SPORT »

14 Jun, 2018
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IRRELEVANT QUOTE: "I am not an athlete. I’m saying this say for everything that has come out [on Twitter]. I do not like to practice sport but I do like sports, and I will support and love sport and support all athletes because they are heroes and heroines."

LORCA IN NEW YORK

LORCA IN NEW YORK »

8 Jun, 2018
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“A Poet in New York” still resonates in the Big Apple. Imagine my surprise when I got off the subway in Bushwick, a depressed Brooklyn Latino neighborhood, and discovered a mural with stanzas from “Sleepless City (Brooklyn Bridge Nocturne)." "Yerma" recently finished a sold-out run in an acclaimed contemporary adaptation at the Park Avenue Armory, 67th Street. Ballet Hispánico's New York Season honored the playwright with two World Premieres

DEMOCRACY IN SPAIN: IT WORKS!

DEMOCRACY IN SPAIN: IT WORKS! »

6 Jun, 2018
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One might say that the Vote of No Confidence launched by Pedro Sanchez and the PSOE stemmed from a spur-of-the-moment decision, the direct result of the untenable situation brought about by the then incumbent Prime Minister’s failure to heed the national mood. Moreover, everyone agrees that it’s bumpy road all the way for Sanchez, the new President. But, hey, the democratic Constitution worked!

STATESIDE STORIES: Oh, Those Cats and Dogs!

STATESIDE STORIES: Oh, Those Cats and Dogs! »

4 Jun, 2018
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Those of you who don’t have a cat or a dog to love, believe me, you just don’t know what you’re missing!

Auschwitz: Not Long Ago, Not Far Away

Auschwitz: Not Long Ago, Not Far Away »

29 May, 2018
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Walking through the chilling maze of photos and artifacts and hearing the stories at the Exhibition takes a lot out of a person, as we are forced to comprehend the atrocities that our fellow humans are capable of committing. However, at the end of the exhibit there is also hope: videos play of survivors describing the importance of love and acceptance and warning visitors of what is at stake if we dare to forget the past. For Spain, a country that is still working on coming to terms with its own past, this warning seems especially relevant

NO TWO WAYS ABOUT IT, REAL MADRID IS THE CHAMPION !

NO TWO WAYS ABOUT IT, REAL MADRID IS THE CHAMPION ! »

28 May, 2018
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Spain's Real Madrid CF is, as of Saturday, 26 May, the champion of the UEFA Champions League. But Real isn't just the champion in 2018. It has set the record for being the only champion that has won three times in a row: in 2016, 2017 and 2018

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE MANY FACES OF SPAIN,” 28 March 1986

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE MANY FACES OF SPAIN,” 28 March 1986 »

20 May, 2018
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One of my unfailing delights of living in Spain, undiminished after 17 years, is the spectacular and varied range of its landscapes and natural beauty. Crammed into the roughly five hundred thousand square kilometres of its bull-hide shaped geography, one goes from the dazzling white villages of the south with immense vistas of olive plantations, red earth under a diamond-hard blue sky, to the vast wheat plains of Castile

THE EUROPEAN UNION’S VERY SPECIAL DAY IN MAY

THE EUROPEAN UNION’S VERY SPECIAL DAY IN MAY »

17 May, 2018
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So crucial was the Schuman Declaration to Europe that in 1985 the European Council decided to designate the 9th of May as Europe Day, an annual celebration of the peace and unity that the Declaration stands for, in a region that used to be the sorry scene of unremitting armed conflict

A Second Opinion: It’s a Small, Small World!

A Second Opinion: It’s a Small, Small World! »

6 May, 2018
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There are actually only 195 countries in the world today. If we can’t handle these 195 or so Nations, how are we going to deal with extra-terrestrial colonies and the continued exploration of the waiting Universe? Maybe New Age Spaniards would like to try and answer that question!

SECOND OF MAY: THE MADRILEÑOS, NAPOLEON BONAPARTE & GUERILLA WARFARE

SECOND OF MAY: THE MADRILEÑOS, NAPOLEON BONAPARTE & GUERILLA WARFARE »

1 May, 2018
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Dos de Mayo (2 May) is a public holiday in the Autonomous Community of Madrid with heaps of patriotic connotations. It commemorates the heroic rebellion of the Madrileños against the occupation of their city by Napoleon Bonaparte’s troops and the repression by the French Imperial forces. It’s been 210 years!