ELECTION RESULTS IN MADRID: VICTORY TO THE RIGHT, DEBACLE TO THE LEFT, ABSOLUTE DISASTER AT THE CENTER

ELECTION RESULTS IN MADRID: VICTORY TO THE RIGHT, DEBACLE TO THE LEFT, ABSOLUTE DISASTER AT THE CENTER »

6 May, 2021
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Resounding victory for the conservative party, Partido Popular, with the now indisputable leadership of Isabel Diaz Ayuso in the region. Unmitigated debacle for the socialist PSOE and the far-left Unidas Podemos. The pitiable disappearance of the center-right Ciudadanos from the regional Assembly

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Sevilla: A Must in Spring,” 13 April 1984 (Part 2)

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “Sevilla: A Must in Spring,” 13 April 1984 (Part 2) »

6 May, 2021
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“Quien no ha visto Sevilla, no ha visto maravilla” (He who hasn’t seen Seville, hasn’t seen a wonder), and truer words were never spoken

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “SEVILLA: A MUST IN SPRING”, 13 April 1984 (Part 1)

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “SEVILLA: A MUST IN SPRING”, 13 April 1984 (Part 1) »

5 May, 2021
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Seville is the most Spanish of this country’s cities: passionate gypsy ladies and their bullfighting beaus, orange blossom scented nights, the grandeur of the old Moorish buildings, blood red vino and airy patios so thick with bougainvillea and roses that they make the Garden of Eden look like a vacant lot in Houston during high summer. And the best time to witness this beauty is during the Feria de Abril or the April Fair when for a week the city becomes magic.

AMERICAN CLUB OF MADRID NEWSLETTER MAY 2021

AMERICAN CLUB OF MADRID NEWSLETTER MAY 2021 »

4 May, 2021
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May Holidays in Spain, -Labor Day in the USA & SPAIN

MADRID SNAP ELECTION JUST AROUND THE CORNER  (4 May 2021)

MADRID SNAP ELECTION JUST AROUND THE CORNER (4 May 2021) »

3 May, 2021
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All polls point to a coalition of parties ruling the region! Guess which!!

STATESIDE STORIES: Possible Statehood for Washington, D.C

STATESIDE STORIES: Possible Statehood for Washington, D.C »

28 Apr, 2021
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Last week the House of Representatives approved a measure, by a margin of 216 to 208, to make the capital city of Washington, D.C. the 51st State of the United States. The bill will now go to the Senate where it is doomed to failure, according to the experts, despite the fact that 54% of Americans support statehood for the District of Columbia.

WORLD BOOK DAY: BLAME IT ON DON QUIXOTE (& SHAKESPEARE)

WORLD BOOK DAY: BLAME IT ON DON QUIXOTE (& SHAKESPEARE) »

25 Apr, 2021
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Spain was the springboard for World Book Day, at the initiative of Vicente Clavel Andrés who proposed designating a Spanish Book Day to honor Miguel de Cervantes, author of the world’s first modern novel, Don Quixote de La Mancha. It took decades but in the end UNESCO took up the gauntlet.

BOOK BUFF VICENTE CLAVEL, FATHER OF WORLD BOOK DAY

BOOK BUFF VICENTE CLAVEL, FATHER OF WORLD BOOK DAY »

25 Apr, 2021
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Vicente Clavel proposed the designation of the 7th of October as Book Day to honor Miguel de Cervantes of the DON QUIXOTE fame on his birth anniversary. As a result, in February 1926 King Alfonso XIII signed the Royal Decree for the purpose. Decades later, UNESCO waded in and moved Book Day (World Book and Copyright Day) to 23 April, both Cervantes and Shakespeare's death anniversary. But the original idea behind Clavel's Book Day remains.

“I’M IMMUNED!”

“I’M IMMUNED!” »

21 Apr, 2021
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The Spanish Government is feeling particularly satisfied these days. There are now more Covid-immunized Spaniards than the reported cases of coronavirus-infection since the pandemic broke out. NB: It typically takes two weeks after full vaccination for the body to build protection (immunity) against the coronavirus. Even then, you should keep taking precautions in public places or when you are with unvaccinated people from more than one household.

A Trek to The Met

A Trek to The Met »

18 Apr, 2021
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"I made my way to 'Goya’s Graphic Imagination'. To my delight, the royals, majas and partisans all remained in the Prado. This exhibit consisted mostly of The Met’s more upbeat collection of his drawings and etchings. An incisive graphic chronicler of his time, Goya would have relished chronicling the Covid vibe"