A HUMANE AND STRATEGIC INITIATIVE: HOW SPAIN LED FOUR EU COUNTRIES TOWARD THE RECOGNITION OF A PALESTINIAN STATE

A HUMANE AND STRATEGIC INITIATIVE: HOW SPAIN LED FOUR EU COUNTRIES TOWARD THE RECOGNITION OF A PALESTINIAN STATE »

8 Apr, 2024
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What transpired in the meeting of the European Council and in the margins of the meeting: Discussion of a two-state solution in the Israel-Palestine conflict, with four countries emphatic about supporting the solution; humanitarian aid to the Palestinian civilian population; reforms in the EU to facilitate accession of new members with a view to geopolitical and humanitarian solutions; unwavering support for Ukraine and even upscaling of such a support.

HOW TO TRULY DISCOVER THE SPANISH “SEMANA SANTA”, AND A TOWN’S SPECTAULAR SITES ALL YEAR ROUND

HOW TO TRULY DISCOVER THE SPANISH “SEMANA SANTA”, AND A TOWN’S SPECTAULAR SITES ALL YEAR ROUND »

5 Apr, 2024
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To really get to know the true significance of Semana Santa, and the town itself as well, with the spectacular cultural, historical and scenic views on offer, spend it in a pueblo. Almagro is just the right place.

COOL CARABANCHEL, DIVINE WHEN NOT FLAWED

COOL CARABANCHEL, DIVINE WHEN NOT FLAWED »

3 Apr, 2024
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Working-class Carabanchel, complete with a colorful population, an animated street life, a surprisingly urban scene not overly sullied by unsightly graffiti, and a notorious prison to remind one that evil has a stealthy way of lurking in a democratic country, is on its way to becoming Madrid's So-Ho and is one of the coolest barrios in the world into the bargain!

STASIDE STORIES: Independent Candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Hurting Biden in the Poll

STASIDE STORIES: Independent Candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Hurting Biden in the Poll »

28 Mar, 2024
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"When Robert F. Kennedy Jr. launched his Independent presidential campaign in October, pundits thought he would hurt Trump more than Biden. But the opposite is true. However, historically, non-major-party candidates almost always lose support as the general election draws near and voters choose not to 'waste their votes.'"

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S WAKING DREAM  

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S WAKING DREAM   »

19 Mar, 2024
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There’s a slight breeze. It’s summer night at its best. Madrileños are out to enjoy it. And yet it's the eve of the eve of Spring. Madrid has a quasi-pathological penchant for acting as though the sun (or, in this case, the moon) is always up there shining on folks -- the chosen people -- whatever the weather.

YOUR CALENDAR OF PROCESSIONS DURING SEMANA SANTA 2024 IN MADRID

YOUR CALENDAR OF PROCESSIONS DURING SEMANA SANTA 2024 IN MADRID »

17 Mar, 2024
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Religious processions, quaint and colorful almost by definition, are less grandiose in Madrid than, say, in Andalusia. If only for this reason, perhaps they're all the better for it. See for yourself and add a new meaning to your Easter! Don't just take pictures. Join!

STATESIDE STORIES: Trump Wins Republican Nomination for US President

STATESIDE STORIES: Trump Wins Republican Nomination for US President »

15 Mar, 2024
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Former US President Donald Trump won enough delegates to secure the Republican nomination for President in the November 2024 election. Joe Biden, sitting President, easily won the nomination for the Democratic Party in the same races. Both Trump and Biden are attacking each other as the general election draws near.

LOVE THE ALIEN, LOVE THYSELF

LOVE THE ALIEN, LOVE THYSELF »

13 Mar, 2024
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“Loving the Alien” is a thought-provoking and stirring exhibition at the Casa Encendida in Madrid you would not miss for the world if you knew that it is about defying the boundaries separating the self and "the other", THE alien. The alien, which redounds unto the self, is presented through avante-garde artists Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Sandra Mujinga, Mari Katayama, and Overtaci.

THE NEW CHINESE IN THE YEAR OF THE AWESOME DRAGON

THE NEW CHINESE IN THE YEAR OF THE AWESOME DRAGON »

2 Mar, 2024
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The Dragon symbolizes nobility, honor, and success so 2024, being the Year of the Dragon, augurs extraordinarily well. It will bring on opportunities, changes, and challenges. But the Chinese, while trusting in their zodiac, didn't have to wait for the Year for a change-over into a smiling, cordial part of the Spanish scene, At least that's how it looked at the Year of the Dragon celebrations. It's been in the making, gradually, for some time.

STATESIDE STORIES: Trump Slapped with Millions for Business Fraud

STATESIDE STORIES: Trump Slapped with Millions for Business Fraud »

25 Feb, 2024
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Former US President Donald Trump has been ordered to pay a staggering $354 million for fraudulent business practices and barred from holding certian position in the private sector. His co-defendants include his sons Donald Jr and Eric, and Allen Weisselberg. Trump Sr denies any wrongdoing. Meantime he's way ahead in the presidential polls, what with sitting President Joe Biden mired in recod-low approval ratings.