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BLACK PEARLS (FINAL CHAPTER): BASED ON THE TRUE-TO-LIFE NOVEL BY AUTHOR NINA VALDES

BLACK PEARLS (FINAL CHAPTER): BASED ON THE TRUE-TO-LIFE NOVEL BY AUTHOR NINA VALDES »

19 May, 2019
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Chapter 4 (Last Chapter)

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Maria and I decided to postpone the remainder of our

A Second Opinion: Black Man Walking

A Second Opinion: Black Man Walking »

13 May, 2019
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Americans have a special indebtedness to history with regard to the legacy of black people that other countries may not quite understand, including Spain.

STATESIDE STORIES: May brings Mother’s Day

STATESIDE STORIES: May brings Mother’s Day »

8 May, 2019
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Mother’s Day is Appreciation Day for women who have given life to someone else. Happy Mother’s Day to the Mothers of the World! We owe our lives to them!

I’D CELEBRATE DOS DE MAYO WITH PINTXOS IN SAN SEBASTIAN!

I’D CELEBRATE DOS DE MAYO WITH PINTXOS IN SAN SEBASTIAN! »

6 May, 2019
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I couldn’t possibly let the golden week go untapped. And so I found myself in the lovely city of San Sebastian,, a good 500 km north of Madrid, on Dos de Mayo, imbibing txikitos of txakoli which pairs off perfectly with the divine pintxos. The experience is as close to the taste of earthly paradise as one could get.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “NEW BRIEFS, MADRID TO THE MAY POLLS”

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “NEW BRIEFS, MADRID TO THE MAY POLLS” »

3 May, 2019
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News Briefs. Madrid: May Polls. Madrid: Dalí exhibition; Zaragoza: Ecologists save el Galacho

STATESIDE STORIES: 007–“To Russia with Love”

STATESIDE STORIES: 007–“To Russia with Love” »

29 Apr, 2019
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It has been proven that the Russians interfered in the 2016 presidential campaigns on both sides, but Donald Trump himself has been exonerated of wrongdoing by Robert Mueller's 448-page report, which clears Trump of collusion and obstruction of justice, both impeachable offenses. Dealing with the Russians has always been a sticky-wicket for Americans, who generally see the Soviets as their avowed enemies in the world today. Colluding with Russians, therefore, was seen as a treasonable act, and the President "has never been happier" that he has been vindicated of that charge in what he has repeatedly called a Democratic "Witchhunt".

YOUR CASTLE IN SPAIN?

YOUR CASTLE IN SPAIN? »

22 Apr, 2019
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"Since moving back to the states, I've had to rely on hotels and apartments for lodging when in Spain. I often opt for the latter, finding it nice to have a kitchen to prepare greens after a day of eating my all beige Spanish comfort food - croquetas, tortilla, patatas ali-oli, churros and natillas con nata. But I would like to alert everyone to the wide use of euphemisms to describe many properties"

BARCELONA? SURE, BUT GIVE ME MADRID ANY TIME!

BARCELONA? SURE, BUT GIVE ME MADRID ANY TIME! »

19 Apr, 2019
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Barcelona may have an abundance of fine architecture and offers a good deal of artistic pleasures to everyone and anyone. But it lacks that warm home feel that one gets in Madrid. That sense of having arrived at a place where one belongs

I’LL HAVE BARCELONA, THANK YOU

I’LL HAVE BARCELONA, THANK YOU »

19 Apr, 2019
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Dear Mr. Kino Heinze, You can keep Madrid to yourself. I’ll have Barcelona, home if not the very birthplace of all that‘s great in contemporary Spanish culture

A Second Opinion: The US-Mexican Border Crisis

A Second Opinion: The US-Mexican Border Crisis »

15 Apr, 2019
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In the States, we just might have to do without avocados and bananas until the powers-that-be settle the argument. Guacamole, anyone?