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· June, 2014

Stories about Western Europe from June, 2014

Facebook and Its Terms of Use

  25 June 2014

On her blog, Andrea shares a very thorough report about Facebook and some terms of use often overlooked. First, she explains what those terms of use are: (Las condiciones de servicio) te explican cuáles son las condiciones de uso del servicio, qué pueden hacer con tus datos, tus responsabilidades y...

Goethe's Faust, Between Classicism and Romanticism

  25 June 2014

It's sometimes complicated to understand or discuss terms like Classicism or Romanticism, especially for someone who is not involved in literature. But that's not the case with Mª Gemma Romero Perea, who thinks Goethe, through his Faust, shows a rare synthesis between Romanticism and Classicism. She explains: Fausto es la obra...

Trinidad & Tobago: Give Suarez a Menu

  25 June 2014

It is irrefutable now. Uruguay and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez either needs a psychologist or a new dietician. Thank heavens Uruguay was not playing Chile. Wired868 sinks its teeth into a post about the behaviour of the Uruguayan footballer after he bit an opposing player in his team's World Cup...

“Not All Opinions Deserve to be Respected, Some Must be Fought”

  24 June 2014

Teacher Luis María Llena León publishes regularly on his personal blog No hay mejor maestra que la vida (There is no better teacher than life; es), and wrote recently his opinion about the sensitive issue of tolerance, noting that “to respect every opinion is a fallacy”, as it has been...

‘When I Educate You, You Reeducate Me’

  16 June 2014

Teacher Luis María Llena talks about about his years of experience in education and how the contact with his students has helped him with his professional and personal growth. He invites the readers to reflect on the importance of sharing knowledge to reinforce them: Mis alumnos de estos 25 años me...

‘Inner Monologue, Turning Point in Spanish Prose’

  15 June 2014

On her blog, author Ma. Gemma Romero analyzes the changes in Spanish prose from the evolution of the inner monologue as literary resource. In her article, she takes into account Luis Martín-Santos Ribera's works: El monólogo interior […] rompe con el realismo de los años cincuenta y entra en escena la...

10 Tips for Safer Online Purchases

  8 June 2014

Andrea Collazo [es], member of Mujeres Construyendo [Women building; es], shares some recommendations for safe online purchases. She introduces us the issue: Cada vez es mas habitual el comprar por Internet. Sin embargo tú aún no lo ves claro.No tienes la seguridad, ni sabes si hay riesgos.Y como dice el...

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This Photo From a “Litter Island” is Appalling

  8 June 2014

Rut Abrain [es], biologist and the author behind Esturirafi [es], shares her concern for the plastic islands, caused by wasted materials from human populations. The note [es] mentions the problems this causes to the environment: [Los] plásticos se degradan y se convierten en fragmentos más y más pequeños. Los animales...

“Let Spain Decide”

  4 June 2014

IsabelOn writes [es] on her blog De sonrisas y espadas [On smiles and swords] about Juan Carlos, King of Spain, abdication: ahora que se abre un debate de “Monarquía vs República”, “Felipe sí, Felipe no”, “Referéndum sí o no”, todos pongamos de nuestra parte y apliquemos una de las máximas...

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