A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “The Semana Grande of Saint Jean-de-Luz,” 26 September 1969

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “The Semana Grande of Saint Jean-de-Luz,” 26 September 1969 »

27 Nov, 2022
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A Semana Grande in Saint Jean-de-Luz? In France? Mais oui! The Semana Grande of Saint-Jean-de-Luz is a festival with a cultural purpose that outstrips the festivals in most Spanish cities on which it has been modeled. Saint-Jean-de-Luz in the Pay Basque is a French commune. And yet its ties to Spain is infinitely closer than its ties to France. The first Semana Grande of Saint-Jean-de-Luz was a commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the marriage of Louis XIV of France to the Spanish Infanta Maria Teresa. The tenth Semana Grande was a powerfully Spanish festival that wowed all those who came to attend.

SPAIN’S LATEST EFFORT TO HELP UKRAINE DOWN RUSSIA

SPAIN’S LATEST EFFORT TO HELP UKRAINE DOWN RUSSIA »

18 Oct, 2022
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On the first week of October 2022, the Spanish Ministry of Defense sent a new land convoy of eight light vehicles, two ambulances and five tons of diverse medical material to Ukraine which were provided by the Army, the Navy, and the Military Emergency Unit (UME). The shipment will serve the logistical and health needs of Ukraine, considered by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense as the highest priority. Further shipments are scheduled in the next few days.

EUROPE’S “HEARTFELT APOLOGY” TO ITALY

EUROPE’S “HEARTFELT APOLOGY” TO ITALY »

19 Apr, 2020
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Too many were not there on time when Italy needed a helping hand. For that, it is right that Europe as a whole offers a heartfelt apology. But now the real Europe is standing up, the one that is there for each other when it is needed the most. Now Europe is where paramedics from Poland and doctors from Romania save lives in Italy. Where ventilators from Germany provide a lifeline in Spain. Where hospitals in Czechia treat the sick from France. And where patients from Bergamo are flown to clinics in Bonn. . .

MASTERS OF POLISH CINEMA: “The Hourglass Sanatorium”

MASTERS OF POLISH CINEMA: “The Hourglass Sanatorium” »

13 Apr, 2017
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Enter a world where dancing Jews reside in an underground shop, broken dolls bleed from the eyes, and time follows no logical progression.

BREATHTAKING  ADVENTURE ON THE MOSCOW-BERLIN TRAIN FROM SPAIN

BREATHTAKING ADVENTURE ON THE MOSCOW-BERLIN TRAIN FROM SPAIN »

2 Jan, 2017
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The Spanish Talgo revolutionary innovation makes it possible to travel from Berlin to Moscow / Moscow to Berlin without changing trains! Take off and enjoy Moscow's stunning sights!

STATESIDE STORIES: Racial Relations in the U.S.A.

STATESIDE STORIES: Racial Relations in the U.S.A. »

17 Jul, 2016
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“The old American concept of the Melting Pot has somehow gotten lost in modern times!”

UEFA EURO 2016: CROATIA RAINED ON SPAIN’S WALK IN THE PARK

UEFA EURO 2016: CROATIA RAINED ON SPAIN’S WALK IN THE PARK »

23 Jun, 2016
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On paper it was supposed to be a walk in the park for Spain. Spain looked like the team of old that everyone feared in the opening 10 minutes against Croatia. But if you had to pick one player that would lose Spain the game, it would be Sergio Ramos. And he delivered.

STATESIDE STORIES: Obama’s International Legacy

STATESIDE STORIES: Obama’s International Legacy »

14 May, 2016
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While President Barack Obama has taken to the skies in his final year in office, building a legacy of diplomatic efforts spanning the globe Strangely, the U.S. media seems to practically ignore his international travels while they focus on the all-consuming coverage of the campaigning to replace him in November

SPAIN TODAY: Lightning Strikes the Costa Thrice; Health Coverage in Sight for Illegal Aliens; Grandma’s Hut Downed

SPAIN TODAY: Lightning Strikes the Costa Thrice; Health Coverage in Sight for Illegal Aliens; Grandma’s Hut Downed »

1 Sep, 2015
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While lucky lightning strikes Costa del Sol thrice and illegal aliens may soon go to hospital Grandma Canarias is set free but can still lose her humble abode