Arturo Barea vuelve a Lavapiés, por Sergio del Molino

Me da mucha rabia no estar en Madrid este sábado, pero la vida me lleva mucho más al norte, desde donde dedicaré unos pensamientos a Lavapiés, donde me gustaría estar. A las 10.30 de la mañana de este 4 de marzo sucederá algo muy importante que probablemente pasará medio desapercibido, como todas las cosas importantes. A esa hora, la alcaldesa Manuela Carmena presidirá la inauguración de la plaza Arturo Barea.

Date
March 2, 2017

Arturo Barea, la forja de una memoria, por Ana Campoy

Esta historia comienza en el año 2010, en los alrededores de Oxford, cuando un hispanista inglés, William Chislett, rebusca lo que queda de alguien en las letras desdibujadas de una lápida.

Date
March 2, 2017

La plaza de un rebelde, por María Arranz

Quién le iba a decir a Arturo Barea, autor de la célebre trilogía de La forja de un rebelde, todo un símbolo de la narrativa del exilio español, que la historia sobre cómo consiguió que una plaza llevara su nombre en Lavapiés comenzaría en un Duty Free del Aeropuerto de Barajas. Fue allí donde Yolanda Sánchez –trabajadora del Duty Free en cuestión y apasionada de la literatura de Barea– se encontró con William Chislett –investigador, antiguo corresponsal de The Times en Madrid y uno de los grandes divulgadores de la figura y la obra del escritor español– en la primavera de 2015.

Date
March 2, 2017

Spain’s merchandise exports notch up yet another record

Spain’s exports of goods rose in 2016 for the seventh year running, defying expectations that they would tail off as the economy recovers and domestic consumption picks up.

Date
February 21, 2017

Inside Spain (16 January-20 February)

Rajoy offers to be Trump’s interlocutor in Europe and Latin America.
King’s brother-in-law convicted for fraud and influence peddling.
Thousands protest as former Catalan Premier stands trial.
Merchandise exports notch up yet another record.
Spain drops to 41st position in Transparency International’s Corruption Index.

Date
February 21, 2017

Cyprus’s elusive reunification: a solution so near, yet so far

The reunification of Cyprus is one of the world’s longest running and intractable international problems. The latest talks in Geneva this month between Nicos Anastasiades, the Greek Cypriot President, and Mustafa Akinci, the Turkish Cypriot leader, after 20 months of negotiations, made significant progress. The issues of properties, territorial adjustments, security and guarantees are the most sensitive and core issues yet to be resolved and ones that will determine whether a solution can be reached and approved in referendums.

Date
January 19, 2017

Inside Spain (20 December-16 January)

A busy international agenda.
Catalan independence: prosecutor seeks nine-year ban from public office for former Minister.
Fragmented parliament begins to adapt to a new style of politics.
Pre-crisis GDP (2008) will finally be recovered this year.
Repsol resumes oil activity in Libya.

Date
January 18, 2017

Inside Spain (28 November-20 December)

Spaniards take a dim view of Donald Trump. Constitutional Court halts Catalan plan for independence referendum. Spain improves in PISA international education tests. IMF hails ‘impressive’ economic recovery. US leisure company plans mega US$2.2bn centre near Madrid.

Date
December 20, 2016

Lavapiés recordará a Arturo Barea dando nombre a la plaza situada frente a las Escuelas Pías

Mi petición lanzada hace un año dar su fruto. Barea sería recordado en su país de origen y no solo en su país de exilio (Inglaterra).

Date
December 1, 2016

My double nationality remarks at meeting of Brit ex-pats in Madrid

How many of you have lived in Spain for more than 10 years?

Those of you who have qualify, if you so wish, to start the process of double nationality provided you also pay taxes here and contribute to the social security system, assuming you are not retired.

A Spaniard in the UK, however, only needs five years residency and unlike we Brits does not run the risk of having his second passport (the British one granted to him) taken away from him if he continues to use his Spanish passport.

Date
November 29, 2016