SPAIN’S FIVE BEST CARNIVALS IN 2019

SPAIN’S FIVE BEST CARNIVALS IN 2019 »

27 Feb, 2019
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Carnival time! Color, laughter, magic, music. Kick up your heels high and hard for tomorrow the inexorable Holy Week will catch up with you and there will then be no running away from penance. Make fun while the bands still play. We propose the following to be the best carnivals: Madrid, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Sitges, Cadiz, Santa Curz de Tenerife

SECOND OF MAY: THE MADRILEÑOS, NAPOLEON BONAPARTE & GUERILLA WARFARE

SECOND OF MAY: THE MADRILEÑOS, NAPOLEON BONAPARTE & GUERILLA WARFARE »

1 May, 2018
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Dos de Mayo (2 May) is a public holiday in the Autonomous Community of Madrid with heaps of patriotic connotations. It commemorates the heroic rebellion of the Madrileños against the occupation of their city by Napoleon Bonaparte’s troops and the repression by the French Imperial forces. It’s been 210 years!

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “SPAIN’S MOST FAMOUS FLAMENCO GUITARIST,” Part 1, 11 JANUARY 1980

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “SPAIN’S MOST FAMOUS FLAMENCO GUITARIST,” Part 1, 11 JANUARY 1980 »

13 Jan, 2018
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Paco de Lucia: “My music has always been cornered in Andalucia, without prestige, even in Spain itself. For many centuries it was thought of simply as gypsy music, from a people without a social class. As a representative of my music I feel I have an obligation to share it, so that everyone will recognize its value and know its worth… This is what I fight for, and why I work, not for money or to be a star.”

LOST & FOUND IN MADRID: PART III

LOST & FOUND IN MADRID: PART III »

19 Dec, 2016
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“I’m back in Madrid, the city where I found myself. The city I adore. I’m back for good”

CASTLES IN SPAIN

CASTLES IN SPAIN »

17 Apr, 2016
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This one didn’t crumble. It just got cracked up

ANNE HIDALGO, ANDALUSIAN CINDERELLA IN THE HÔTEL DE VILLE OF PARIS

ANNE HIDALGO, ANDALUSIAN CINDERELLA IN THE HÔTEL DE VILLE OF PARIS »

21 Apr, 2014
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An inspiring profile of a poor émigré from Andalusia, Spain who made it all the way up to the Hotel de Ville, the seat of Parisian power

USS DONALD COOK ARRIVES IN ROTA TO STRENGTHEN NATO’s DEFENSE SYSTEMS

USS DONALD COOK ARRIVES IN ROTA TO STRENGTHEN NATO’s DEFENSE SYSTEMS »

23 Feb, 2014
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The arrival of USS Donald Cook at Rota, Cadiz, and its significance to the Spanish-American bilateral relations and the NATO defense systems.

NO CHARCOAL, PLEASE, OH THREE WISE MEN

NO CHARCOAL, PLEASE, OH THREE WISE MEN »

4 Jan, 2014
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From the Nativity in Bethlehem to the Kings’ Cavalcade in Spain, this is a story whose magic has not dimmed after 2000 years.

GLAD TO WELCOME THE NEW U.S. AMBASSADOR TO SPAIN

GLAD TO WELCOME THE NEW U.S. AMBASSADOR TO SPAIN »

30 Sep, 2013
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The exciting first days of Ambassador Costos, including his presentation of credentials to the King of Spain and his reception of the Golden Bream