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THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD: IT ALL STARTED WITH A “FAKE” $20 BILL

THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD: IT ALL STARTED WITH A “FAKE” $20 BILL »

4 Jun, 2020
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Cup Foods statement: “Four officers showed up to the scene, and they proceeded to escalate the situation with increased use of violence and force. The nephew of the store owner, who was also present at the time, was yelling for the police officers to stop, and was pushed away by one of the cops. Sadly, we all know the rest of the story.”

A Stateside Story: Police Killing Spreads Protests Across America

A Stateside Story: Police Killing Spreads Protests Across America »

3 Jun, 2020
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Vandalism, violence, arson and destruction characterized protests in various US cities, promulgated by the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police. Many of the protestors were wearing masks to prevent infection from the Covid-19 virus, but nothing seemed to prevent the demonstrations from turning violent and destructive.

In Barcelona, Hope is Homeless Entrepreneur 

In Barcelona, Hope is Homeless Entrepreneur  »

31 May, 2020
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“We’re turning a tragedy into an opportunity. We’re bringing everyone in… It’s all about helping people grow and redistributing the wealth properly so we can solve the problems that currently exist.”

MADRID OBSERVES A MINUTE OF SILENCE FOR THE COVID-19 VICTIMS

MADRID OBSERVES A MINUTE OF SILENCE FOR THE COVID-19 VICTIMS »

28 May, 2020
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Those who have died in the pandemic “deserve to be remembered; they deserve our lasting remembrance.” An even bigger tribute to the fallen would, however, be “for us to live together in harmony.”

GUIDEPOST LOVES GOOD NEWS: MADRID’S LOVELY PARKS ARE OPEN AGAIN AS THE REGION MAKES IT TO PHASE ONE OF THE DESESCALADA

GUIDEPOST LOVES GOOD NEWS: MADRID’S LOVELY PARKS ARE OPEN AGAIN AS THE REGION MAKES IT TO PHASE ONE OF THE DESESCALADA »

27 May, 2020
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After trying twice, Madrid has finally made it to Phase I of the three-phase easing (desescalada) of Spain’s rigorous COVID-19 lockdown. Three months of almost unrelenting confinement! Then, unbelievably, this Monday, 25 May 2020, Madrid folk are able to savor Spring in their favorite park, the Parque del Buen Retiro. At last! See the Retiro through the eyes of Catherine Petit, Guidepost’s writer from California, who couldn’t love Madrid more if she were a native Madrileña!

A Second Opinion: A Trip to Remember

A Second Opinion: A Trip to Remember »

22 May, 2020
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If we had heeded the admonition to Stay Home and Save Lives we wouldn’t have had such a lovely picnic at the coast. A little bit of freedom goes a long way.

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: A Wine Well Worth Trying, 26 January 1990

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: A Wine Well Worth Trying, 26 January 1990 »

21 May, 2020
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The first wine to be drunk in the New World was the very same that came from the Condado vineyards + The Condado wines and how to serve + Elaboration and maturity + The art of tasting + The home cellar how-to.

A Stateside Story: Economic Rebound Coming Soon

A Stateside Story: Economic Rebound Coming Soon »

15 May, 2020
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“As businesses begin to open, you’re going to see the demand side of the economy rebound,” says Treasury Secretary Steve Mnucin. But Kevin Hassett, advisor to Pres. Trump, doesn’t expect a V-shaped recovery. The economic impact of the coronavirus lockdowns have been felt around the world, and the US is no exception.

TOWARD THE NEW NORMAL, CORONAVIRUS UPDATE IN SPAIN:  (2) The Post-State of Emergency & the EU

TOWARD THE NEW NORMAL, CORONAVIRUS UPDATE IN SPAIN:  (2) The Post-State of Emergency & the EU »

15 May, 2020
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At a minimum, there seems to be a willingness among business and labor to work together in order to overcome the extreme social and economic difficulties brought about by the coronavirus pandemic in Spain and in the Eropean Union.

TOWARD THE NEW NORMAL, CORONAVIRUS UPDATE IN SPAIN: (1) The Extension of the State of Emergency, and the Social Pact on Employment Regulation

TOWARD THE NEW NORMAL, CORONAVIRUS UPDATE IN SPAIN: (1) The Extension of the State of Emergency, and the Social Pact on Employment Regulation »

14 May, 2020
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Extension of the State of Emergency ~ Desescalada, the gradual easing of Lockdown ~ Social Pact ~ Transition Plan Toward the New Normality ~ ERTEs, the regulation of Temporary Layoffs