COVID-19, A VIEW FROM THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION. HUMANE?

COVID-19, A VIEW FROM THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION. HUMANE? »

3 Apr, 2020
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We must look out for each other. None of us can do it alone. And yet when Europe needed to prove that it is not just a ‘fair weather Union’, too many initially refused to share their umbrella.

A Stateside Story: Trump Extends Anti-Virus Guidelines

A Stateside Story: Trump Extends Anti-Virus Guidelines »

1 Apr, 2020
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As the world’s largest economy reels from the pandemic, businesses have been shut down, schools and colleges have been emptied and society’s social life has been suspended. And Trump announced an extension of the anti-virus guidelines until April 30th. But after all is said and done, what will “normal” look like in the months ahead?

ON BECOMING A SPANISH NATIONAL, Part 2: Experiencing the CCSE and DELE,  An Opportunity of a Lifetime in Spain

ON BECOMING A SPANISH NATIONAL, Part 2: Experiencing the CCSE and DELE, An Opportunity of a Lifetime in Spain »

28 Mar, 2020
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Meet aspirants to Spanish citizenship. Read about how they feel, what they do to prepare for the challenges of acquiring the citizenship, what their dreams are!

ON BECOMING A SPANISH NATIONAL, Part 1: History of CCSE and DELE

ON BECOMING A SPANISH NATIONAL, Part 1: History of CCSE and DELE »

28 Mar, 2020
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Thousands of people from across the planet yearn to become Spanish citizens every year. When looking to gain Spanish nationality, the rules are different, depending on which country you’re from. You either take two exams, the DELE A2 and the CCSE, or just one, the CCSE. Learn about the requirements for the nationality and how they came about. Read on!

A Stateside Story: Daffodils delineating Spring!

A Stateside Story: Daffodils delineating Spring! »

21 Mar, 2020
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Life goes on in spite of the “lockdown” and joggers jog and walkers walk and cyclists cycle and the motorcycle rider takes to the less-trafficked roads with glee. Can summer and relief be far behind? In a strange Spring like this one, we have to be grateful for small blessings and be strong.

FREEDOM CAKES MAKES IT EASY TO BE A VEGAN WITH A SWEET TOOTH

FREEDOM CAKES MAKES IT EASY TO BE A VEGAN WITH A SWEET TOOTH »

21 Mar, 2020
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“We are often asked ‘How do you replace the eggs?’” Isabel Izquiedo said. “Don’t substitute the egg for anything. It’s a question of proportions. It’s research and development. The hardest technical feat of vegan baking is replicating the effects of the humble egg.”

SPAIN IN A STATE OF ALARM

SPAIN IN A STATE OF ALARM »

17 Mar, 2020
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The State of Alarm is a response to the alarming health situation (COVID-19 pandemic) caused by the coronavirus. It was announced by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez following a 66% increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in just one day (13 March), from 3146 to 5232. Today, Spain is second only to Italy in terms of the number of COVID-19 victims.

CORONAVIRUS: WHICH EMERGENCY NUMBER TO CALL WHEN IN SPAIN

CORONAVIRUS: WHICH EMERGENCY NUMBER TO CALL WHEN IN SPAIN »

17 Mar, 2020
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In order not to collapse 112, the Emergency Phone in Spain, the great majority of the Autonomous Communities have installed emergency telephone lines specific to coronavirus. Those autonomous communities that haven’t, have kept the usual 112 and 061 numbers to attend to calls about COVID-19. See list.

GRANDFATHER

GRANDFATHER »

15 Mar, 2020
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Idyllic and true: At dawn me and my grandfather would go out into the cold to milk the restive cows. Later, I would go through the pastures, pick some flowers and share them with the cows. I would go into the barn, swing from a perch and drop down on the soft hay. One day my brother joined me in the game, only to warn me that there could be rats and snaked in the hay.

LIFE IN TRANSITION: From Showbiz to Churro Cards on Calle Arenal

LIFE IN TRANSITION: From Showbiz to Churro Cards on Calle Arenal »

15 Mar, 2020
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Standing in the street from eight to eight handing out discount cards for churros, after a fairly successful career as a musician in Honduras which involved touring the Americas, may not be a job to be smiling about. But to Robert, there are others who aren’t as lucky, who can’t find work in Madrid. He wakes up each morning to pray and express thanks before smiling into the mirror as he prepares to stand in the intersection of Calles Arenal and San Martin and do his amazing job.