A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “CURRENT EVENTS…NEWS…BUSINESS/Civil Guards Still Adjusting to Democracy,” 31 May 1985 »
A news item about the Civil Guards (Guardia Civil) and how it is adjusting to parliamentary democracy in Spain ten years after the death of dictator Francisco Franco. During the dictatorship, the Guardia Civil was a reactionary element associated with internal surveillance and political repression. Once dedicated to repressing opposition to the Franco regime, the adjustment of the police, but, it seems, especially the Civil Guards to democratic rule was not always easy.
THE G-7 SUMMIT IN BIARRITZ AND OTHER TRAVEL TRADITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO SNARL UP TRAFFIC IN THE FRENCH TOWN AND AT THE SPANISH-FRENCH BORDER. BEWARE! »
The dates around the G-7 Summit are, traditionally, a period of high traffic density. It is important to plan trips on the days prior and subsequent to the Summit for those driving in areas close to the Summit location and avoiding, at any event, traveling into France from the Basque Country.
After the hurdles my friend and I overcame, I don’t think I was really able to enjoy Paris. I couldn’t properly communicate with the people or understand many of the words aroun me. I’ve realized that although traveling to a country without knowing the language may seem exciting, it can be extremely frustrating.
Bilbao has been voted European City of the Year by the Academy of Urbanism. It has undergone remarkable rejuvenation through bold leadership. You might want to be there at Christmastime!
Though some were glad it rained and even snowed, nothing ever happens to everyone's liking in this driest country in Europe
"Guernica, a terrifying mural oil painting of greys, whites, and blacks, was Picasso’s response to the aerial bombing of Guernica, a town in the Basque Country. With Guernica he took a leap into political discourse, reflecting the tremendous events that unfolded in the Basque town"
While terrorism in the Middle East has spiked in recent years, there have been successes in combating terrorism elsewhere. One notable example is the ETA, the Basque separatist movement in Spain,which put down arms in 2011.
Demonstrating impressive dedication, Italo-Argentinian Chef Paulo Airaudo has transformed an old timber shop into a full throttle duplex restaurant in the heart of ZONA ROMANTICA in the spectacular city of San Sebastian.
The only good thing that happened on 12 October was the rain!