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‘The Balkans are Europe's Latin America in many beautiful ways,’ says Albanian writer
Cultural mediators between the Balkans and the Hispanic worlds are scarce. Elvi Sidheri is one of them. As an Albanian author and translator, he has traveled across countries and literary fields.
Will Algeria ease the chill of a looming European winter?
As the leading African gas exporter to Europe, is Algeria actually capable of compensating for the shortage of Russian gas supplies to the EU? And is it willing to cooperate?
In their own words: Facilitated conversation as a way to report on Latin America
The day-to-day lives of Latinas with disabilities are rarely reported in the media. That’s why we wanted to uplift their voices and allow them to dignify their experiences.
In their own words: Latinas with disabilities turn their homes into pandemic battlegrounds
“COVID created barriers for us that we had overcome before the pandemic. Now, we try to be as autonomous as possible, but we’re obligated to ask for help from other people.”
In their own words: Latinas with disabilities explain leaving the house during the pandemic
Moving through the world as a blind woman is not the same as it was before the pandemic, from touching objects, to finding your way, to obtaining essential coronavirus information.
In their own words: How Latinas with disabilities persevere during the pandemic
To combat isolation and discrimination, the women interviewed joined forces with other people with disabilities, activists, and associations to join together in solidarity and make change.
I was invited to celebrate ‘Columbus Day.’ This is what I answered
"The 'National Day of Spain' is a mockery and offense to our Indigenous and Afro-descendent peoples."
Basque separatist group ETA lowered its weapons 10 years ago. Has reconciliation truly happened?
A lot has changed for the better in the past 10 years … but Basque society is still working out a public memory about the previous four decades of violence.
War journalists grieve execution of Spanish reporters in Burkina Faso
Fighting between jihadist groups has grown since a 2015 coup d'etat.
The Canary Islands face tensions over migrants’ arrival
Since January 2020, more than 23,000 migrants have arrived on the Canary Islands.
Nearly five decades after Franco’s death, the far right might make a comeback in Madrid
"Vox is a melting pot combining nostalgia for Spain’s imaginary past glory, rejection of feminism and so-called woke culture, Euroscepticism, a negative attitude towards migration, and love for bullfighting."
COVID-19: Spanish town hopes to overcome the economic crisis with its own virtual currency
The "elio" was launched at the end of 2020 and more than 600 families have already used the app.
Galindo: COVID-19 unearths ghosts of Spain’s ‘dirty war’
'Some of the reactions to Rodríguez Galindo’s death are proof that segments of Spanish society have a lot of work to do to face their demons.'
Spain’s official linguistic institution steps back from gender-neutral pronoun
"The RAE is a bit like the Pope: we don't care what they say, but that they say it is half the battle."
From death in Syria to quarantine in Madrid
In Madrid, freedom is forbidden for your protection, and in Syria, the deprivation of freedom is designed to make you die a thousand deaths.
Spain's scandal-hit former king leaves the country
Spaniards reacted on Twitter with the hashtag #RepúblicaYa or #GraciasMajestad
Despite COVID-19 restrictions, Spain’s extreme right supporters protested in Madrid
"Fascism is also a virus"
Art as a true act of resistance: A conversation with theatre actor Juan Pablo Mazorra
"I believe that theatre will change the world, or at least one world, that of the individual."
From Brazil to Kosovo to the Philippines, confined citizens protest from their windows
People all over the world have been banging pots and pans to attract the attention of politicians and decision-makers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Parental pin”: the Spanish far-right's fight to control public education
The Spanish political party Vox is demanding the right to prevent their children from being educated about feminism, equality or sexual diversity.
Interview with Aleksandra Lun, a Polish native who became a celebrated Spanish-language writer
"A language is simply a world that you choose to live in. If you live in that world, you own its language."