The French Minister of Culture: "Picasso's work continues to exert a real fascination throughout the world, abundant, inventive and often radical. It never ceases to be reread, revisited and reinterpreted. This formidable posterity is what the 1973-2023 Picasso Celebration aims to explore, question and share with a new generation born in the 21st century."
Somehow it’s comforting that on its 42nd edition, FITUR (Feria Internacional de Turismo) went ahead and held a real people-with-people trade fair instead of a disheartening virtual. This sends a clear message that tourism must not remain grounded but must instead learn to coexist with safety protocols in a world of new normal. Head-on, it has met the challenge of reinstating tourism as a key engine for economic development in the aftermath of the pandemic. For the purpose, the organizers had envisioned a robust and decisive fair, one that generates trust and optimism in the sector.
The romantic story that turned vile has yet to stop unfolding. Reporters are scouring the field far and wide for plots and subplots. Still, nobody is seriously betting that the Infanta will finally divorce the villain in the story. She'd gone through worse before. UPDATE: On Monday, 24 January 2022, Infanta Cristina and Iñaki Urdangarin issued a joint communique announcing their intention to "interrumpir su relación matrimonial (interrupt their matrimonial relationship)." The Infanta has finally reached the end of her rope.
It's been more than a year since Juan Carlos I left Spain (3 August 2020) following the financial scandal swirling around him. He lives in the United Arab Emirates, in a gilded cage, as some would say. He wants to return home. The fulfillment of that wish is in the hands of his son, King Felipe VI.
Despite his abdication, King Juan Carlos still performed a few official duties such as attending cultural events and historic commemorations. He was very much present during last year's celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Spanish Constitution. That constitution provided the framework for Spain's highly successful transition from dictatorship to parliamentary democracy. Come 2 June, however, he will no longer attend even the most transcendental and emotive of public celebrations
Contrary to most of the stereotypes linked with Spain, most countries see the Spaniards as tolerant, reliable, democratic, pacifist, honest, strong, humanitarian and hard-working!
“Something so sad is turning into something so beautiful and great; it is making us love our brother, our friends and our country more.”