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FOLLOWING IRAN’S ATTACKS, JOE BIDEN REAFFIRMS U.S. COMMITMENT TO THE SECURITY OF ISRAEL

FOLLOWING IRAN’S ATTACKS, JOE BIDEN REAFFIRMS U.S. COMMITMENT TO THE SECURITY OF ISRAEL »

17 Apr, 2024
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US President Biden: "I condemn these attacks in the strongest possible terms. I’ve just spoken with Prime Minister Netanyahu to reaffirm America’s ironclad commitment to the security of Israel. 

THE EUROPEAN UNION CONDEMNS IRANIAN ATTACK ON ISRAEL; SPAIN IS “GREATLY CONCERNED”

THE EUROPEAN UNION CONDEMNS IRANIAN ATTACK ON ISRAEL; SPAIN IS “GREATLY CONCERNED” »

16 Apr, 2024
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EC statement: "We the Leaders of the G7 condemn the massive Iranian attack against Israel, using drones and missiles, in the strongest terms. We express our solidarity and support to the people of Israel and reaffirm our unshakable commitment towards its security. Iran's actions risk provoking an uncontrollable regional escalation. This must be avoided. We will continue to work to stabilize the situation." Spain is following with "great concern" post-attack developments.

A SECOND OPINION: Rising Crime Poses Problems for Presidential Candidates

A SECOND OPINION: Rising Crime Poses Problems for Presidential Candidates »

16 Apr, 2024
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The New York Time says major crimes have risen 22 percent in the Big Apple, deemed a "hell-hole" for residents who have been surveyed. Sitting President Joe Biden has yet to address the crime crisis whereas Republican presiential nominee Donald Trump is known for his law and order stance and his support of police efforts to fight crime. The public is looking forward to a debate between the candidates in which the crisis will be addressed.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE GAUDINESS OF GAUDI,” 14 January 1972

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “THE GAUDINESS OF GAUDI,” 14 January 1972 »

14 Apr, 2024
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"Having accepted the Gothic style as a basis for the architecture of La Familia Sagrada, Gaudi resolved to eliminate difficulties inherent in purely Gothic architecture. The result has been acclaimed by some as the most important step in architecture since the XII century, the immutable shape of his dream. It will cover double the area of Venice's St. Mark's, and will rise more than 65 feet higher than St. Peter's of Rome."

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!