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    Senseless slaughter

    Islamist terrorism in Catalonia leaves the Spanish wondering why Two attacks kill 14 and wound over 100, but the reasons are murky. The jihadists of Islamic State (IS) may boast of their ambition to recover the lost Islamic lands of…

    “I am not afraid”

    “I am not afraid” Global leaders and celebrities alike show their support for Barcelona in the wake of the terrorist attacks Following the terrorist attacks on Barcelona and Cambrils, a crowd of 130,000 people on Friday descended upon the city’s…

    Barcelona bombing rampage

    Spain terror cell planned Barcelona bombing rampage After 14 die in Las Ramblas, further Catalan atrocity only thwarted by accidental detonation of explosives, say police The terrorist cell which killed 14 people in Catalonia on Thursday was planning to mount…

    B1+ The “Donated” Palace Tours

    The “Donated” Palace Tours The Francisco Franco Foundation has chosen to run guided tours of the palatial retreat in Galicia where Spain’s dictator and his family spent their summer holidays claiming it’s “an excellent opportunity to show the general public…

    B1 El Otro Yo

    El Otro Yo (Cuento breve) Mario Benedetti (Uruguay, 1920 -2009) Se trataba de un muchacho corriente: en los pantalones se le formaban rodilleras, leía historietas, hacía ruido cuando comía, se metía los dedos a la nariz, roncaba en la siesta,…

    Travel Chaos in Spain

    Spanish government to send Civil Guard to man airport security checks. Move comes after striking staff at Barcelona’s El Prat reject latest proposal The partial strikes by security staff at Barcelona’s El Prat airport this week that have led to long…

    Spanish Rural Way of Life

    The Spanish post office that only opens for 15 minutes a day. Hours of Correos branch in rural northwestern Spain go viral on social media The post office in Santibáñez de Vidriales, a town in the northwest province of Zamora with…

    Cities for Rent

    Tourism is no longer considered an absolute good. Where locals once welcomed visitors with open arms, they now dread their arrival. From Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona, tourists are being seen increasingly as invaders, guilty of pushing up prices and…

    B1+ Madrid’s Casa De Campo

    Less visited by tourists than other attractions, the huge site boasts a pool, a zoo and an amusement park While thousands of tourists brave Madrid’s scorching summer heat to see sights such as the Plaza de España or the Royal…

    B2 La locura española de Leonora Carrington

    La artista y escritora surrealista cruzó los Pirineos para ayudar a su amante judío Max Ernst y acabó en 1940, atada de pies y manos, en un psiquiátrico en Santander El intento de conseguir un salvoconducto para Max Ernst, confinado…

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