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THE AMERICAN CLUB: NOTHING LIKE A MEMBER’S  LOVE STORY!

THE AMERICAN CLUB: NOTHING LIKE A MEMBER’S LOVE STORY! »

6 Apr, 2021
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Dr. Rame: "I moved to Madrid in 2019 to be with Mariangeles. We met in Pittsburgh in the 1990s"

A SECOND OPINION: FATHER’S DAY

A SECOND OPINION: FATHER’S DAY »

19 Mar, 2021
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Fathers have a hard time of it, expected to be all things to everyone in the family; expected to be both strong and gentle at the same time. To be a father can take a man by surprise. It can elevate his life or, in some men's opinions, ruin it. The thing to remember about fathers is that they gave you more than you can ever give back to them, especially your genes and peculiarities!

A Second Opinion: Trump Acquitted by Senate for Second Time

A Second Opinion: Trump Acquitted by Senate for Second Time »

15 Feb, 2021
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After Democrats and Republicans laid out their arguments, the Senate voted 57 guilty and 43 not guilty, not enough to convict the former president of incitement to insurrection. Donald Trump is therefore not barred from running again in 2024 if he so wishes. Trump supporters were happy at the result and the Democrats were dismayed.

A SECOND OPINION: Biden to Spend on Climate Change

A SECOND OPINION: Biden to Spend on Climate Change »

1 Feb, 2021
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The price is high but it is an opportunity for innovation and growth.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: Franco’s Cows, Taxis, Flunkeys and Evangelists

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: Franco’s Cows, Taxis, Flunkeys and Evangelists »

29 Jan, 2021
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It isn't that very long ago (till 1975) when Spain, a country smack-bang in the middle of Europe, was under an "evangelical" dictatorship. GUIDEPOST was there to cover events in full view of the eagle eye of the ferocious press censorship. We had quite a few brushes with that censorship. But it seems we were savvy enough to navigate the treacherous waters without capsizing because we're still here, nearly half a century later, now under a refreshing democracy!

STATESIDE STORIES: BIDEN PROPOSES COVID AID

STATESIDE STORIES: BIDEN PROPOSES COVID AID »

19 Jan, 2021
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President-elect Joseph R. Biden proposed last week a $1.9 trillion rescue package to combat the economic downturn in the US and the Covid-19 crisis. “During this pandemic, millions of Americans, through no fault of their own, have lost the dignity and respect that comes with a job and a paycheck,” said Biden. The Biden rescue proposal would be financed entirely through increased federal borrowing and comes from the idea that the virus and the recovery are intertwined.

A Second Opinion: Covid Aid Begun

A Second Opinion: Covid Aid Begun »

7 Jan, 2021
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"I wish Trump’s $2000 dollar stimulus had been approved, but $600 dollars is better than nothing in times like these!"

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “The Spanish Scene” 57 Years Ago This Month

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “The Spanish Scene” 57 Years Ago This Month »

5 Jan, 2021
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What was going on more than half a century ago in then-quaint Spain? Folks on tenterhooks over smoking-or-not-to-smoke. A bright and beautiful Dutch princess falling for “young Spanish marqués of excellent lineage and large fortune”. Jeers and brawls in the bullring. Boni, the overly-amorous elephant sending his 16-ton dancing partner, Barbati, tripping and falling over spectators at the circus.

A SECOND OPINION: New Year’s Resolutions Scotched!

A SECOND OPINION: New Year’s Resolutions Scotched! »

27 Dec, 2020
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"Well, it’s that time of year when we all think about what we’re going to resolve to do in the New Year 2021. But this time around we have Covid-19 to contend with, in spite of the new vaccines that are soon to become readily available. I guess the only resolution I can really accomplish this year is to be a better person and help the homeless and the hungry. That’s a resolution with which we can all agree."

THE KING WHO’S STUCK IN  THE ORIENT

THE KING WHO’S STUCK IN THE ORIENT »

23 Dec, 2020
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King Juan Carlos, the father of the reigning King of Spain, Felipe VI, isn’t coming – can´t come – home for Christmas much as he wants to. Hard on the heels of headline-grabbing scandals, he has self-exiled in the United Arab Emirates since last summer. And now neither King Felipe nor Pedro Sanchez, President of Spain, feels comfortable having the octogenarian "King Emeritus" back. He used to be hero-worshipped, having engineered the way to a parliamentary monarchy after nearly four decades of the stultifying Franco dictatorship.