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A SECOND OPINION: BUCKING BRONCOS AND BULLS OVER FOR THIS YEAR IN PNDLETON

A SECOND OPINION: BUCKING BRONCOS AND BULLS OVER FOR THIS YEAR IN PNDLETON »

10 Oct, 2021
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The Carnival left town. The cowboys and cowgirls loaded up their horses in their horse trailers and headed for other Rodeos around the country and Canada. The Indian Village was taken down and the tribes returned to their reservations. The most exciting event was the Indian bareback relay race. . .But all the hustle and bustle disappeared the day after closing, with Main St. open again to traffic and the horse pooh cleaned up as if it had never been there.

DAVIDE FRACASSO, A FABULOUS BAR, AND THE BEST COCKTAIL

DAVIDE FRACASSO, A FABULOUS BAR, AND THE BEST COCKTAIL »

9 Oct, 2021
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The SantaMaria drinks are created with the unique personality of each of its clients in mind. One look at you, one simple question, and a couple of minutes later they are back with what may yet be your newest favorite cocktail! Davide Fracasso's creation, "Character", not only charms but also won him the Bacardi Legacy Competition, one of the world's most prestigious cocktail competitions.

THE VANQUISHED VIRUS GIVES WAY TO THE RE-DAWNING OF THE OLD NORMAL

THE VANQUISHED VIRUS GIVES WAY TO THE RE-DAWNING OF THE OLD NORMAL »

4 Oct, 2021
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Many are acting as though the pandemic is now behind us. The attitude is infectious! The old, but most especially the young, are letting off steam in a typically Spanish way: laughter in the bars’ terraces, in the parks, the plazas. . . The sound of the joy of being alive. The signs of the returning old times.

STATESIDE STORIES: AN OPEN-DOOR POLICY THAT MAKES MIGRANTS SUFFER

STATESIDE STORIES: AN OPEN-DOOR POLICY THAT MAKES MIGRANTS SUFFER »

1 Oct, 2021
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Almost 220,000 migrants have been apprehended at the US southern border from July 2021. Biden reversed Trump’s “stay in Mexico” policy and ended the construction of a border wall. Yet he says that the border is not open. Tell that to the thousands of migrants who collect at the border waiting for their chance to enter the US come what may. There has to be a better way.

WHAT YOU WOULD WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE QUEEN OF SPANISH CINEMA

WHAT YOU WOULD WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE QUEEN OF SPANISH CINEMA »

24 Sep, 2021
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What makes Penélope Cruz tick!

THERE’S A NEW KID ON THE ART SCENE

THERE’S A NEW KID ON THE ART SCENE »

17 Sep, 2021
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"The paint connects with the inner me and guides my hand to form this deep communication which enriches my life and serves as intense therapy. You can't possibly remain depressed as you create a piece of beauty. Life is art, and being involved with art brightens one's existence" 

SPANISH RACISM FOCUSES ON THE GYPSIES & THE VASCOS

SPANISH RACISM FOCUSES ON THE GYPSIES & THE VASCOS »

10 Sep, 2021
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Spaniards are most fond of saying that they harbor no racial prejudice whatsoever. That is true in one sense. In another sense what the Spaniards say is not the whole truth in at least two significant cases. The first involves the Basques; the second the gypsies. No “Spaniard” will ever raise a racial issue in discussing the Basques. An yet almost every Basque -- some 2 million of them -- will agree with the publicly repeated proposition of the far-left pro-Basque independence coalition in Spain, Herri Batasuna: “No somos españoles!”

THE BATON GOES TO PARIS FOR AN OLYMPICS “FOR THE PEOPLE”

THE BATON GOES TO PARIS FOR AN OLYMPICS “FOR THE PEOPLE” »

9 Aug, 2021
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The French national anthem played as a filmed video took viewers to sumptuous sites in Paris. It was the apéritif of the coming Summer Olympics 2024. One could only hope that the accursed pandemic will just be a nightmare that will have been long forgotten by the time the Pairs Games come around – but for the lessons that will have been learned. In fact, that’s the mood and promise at the Eiffel Tower last Sunday.

MUSINGS, A TRILOGY: BRIDGES

MUSINGS, A TRILOGY: BRIDGES »

28 Jun, 2021
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Standing on the new bridge, on the Camino, I looked down. Below me was an old Roman bridge. A past life. The river alive with movement and memories. And to my surprise, my shadow was down there also. I was at the beginning of a new life, looking back to see where I had been, also looking forward to the future wondering what might be.

WHAT PEOPLE REALLY THINK ABOUT THE END OF THE LOCKDOWN

WHAT PEOPLE REALLY THINK ABOUT THE END OF THE LOCKDOWN »

29 May, 2021
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Most of the respondents have supported the State of Alarm. Now that it has been wound up, they intend to uphold the pandemic protocols set by it on a voluntary basis. The minority, who were not in favor, call the State of Alarm unnecessary when not illegal, "an instrument to allow corrupt politicians and the Ibex 35 to do what they want with us."