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Now it is at the forefront of the latest culinary movement to cross borders and cultures:&nbsp;&quot;cocina molecular,&quot; or molecular cooking.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/spain/090102/monstrously-molecular" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Spain Sun, 04 Jan 2009 23:15:36 +0000 William Echikson 6218 at http://www.globalpost.com The War Hotels: Introduction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/worldview/090106/the-war-hotels-introduction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A series on the hotels where war correspondents have stayed throughout the decades. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HDS Greenway </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> BOSTON &mdash; Ernest Hemingway&rsquo;s first and only full length play, &ldquo;The Fifth Column,&rdquo; is about a little community that residents of a hotel create for themselves in dangerous times during the Spanish Civil War. The title takes its name from a remark General Francisco Franco made, saying he had four columns advancing on Madrid, and a fifth made up of Fascist sympathizers inside the besieged city.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/worldview/090106/the-war-hotels-introduction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Asia-Pacific Diplomacy Europe Israel and Palestine Middle East Lebanon Opinion Spain Vietnam Fri, 27 Feb 2009 11:58:02 +0000 HDS Greenway 8548 at http://www.globalpost.com Trying the dead generalisimo for murder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/spain/090109/trying-the-dead-generalisimo-murder <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More than 30 years after Franco’s death, the fate of 114,226 disappeared people still divides Spain </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cristina Mateo-Yanguas </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>For the three sisters &mdash; Esperanza, Angelina and Amada &mdash; the 50-year search for the body of their father began with a gunshot on March 3, 1951. Before the fatal ambush, Nicolas Martinez Rubio had been a guerilla fighting General Francisco Franco. When an underground communications network in the central Spanish province of Cuenca informed the sisters of their father&rsquo;s death, they could not have imagined how long it would take to recover his remains.</p> <p>If it was any comfort, they were far from alone.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/spain/090109/trying-the-dead-generalisimo-murder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Spain Sun, 11 Jan 2009 23:52:11 +0000 Cristina Mateo-Yanguas 10694 at http://www.globalpost.com Docs and EU pols set sail for Gaza http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/benelux/090111/docs-and-eu-pols-set-sail-gaza <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free Gaza activists say on last attempt to pierce the blockade, the Israeli navy rammed their vessel. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> AFP </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A group of 30 pro-Palestinian activists including EU MPs and doctors plan to brave Israeli forces in a bid to deliver desperately-needed medical aid to Gaza by sea from Cyprus on Monday.</p> <p>The Free Gaza Movement's last attempt to break the blockade on the embattled territory resulted in its boat colliding with an Israeli navy vessel and being turned back on December 30.</p> <p>The activists insist their boat, which was in danger of sinking, was repeatedly rammed by the Israeli vessel.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/benelux/090111/docs-and-eu-pols-set-sail-gaza" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BeNeLux Diplomacy Europe Israel and Palestine Middle East Spain Mon, 12 Jan 2009 02:59:57 +0000 AFP 17020 at http://www.globalpost.com Candid queen causes monarch re-think http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/spain/090112/candid-queen-causes-monarch-re-think <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> To many Spaniards, royalty is better seen than heard, especially when they harbor divisive social views. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cristina Mateo-Yanguas </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>It was a royal birthday surprise that stunned the nation.</p> <p>Spaniards are accustomed to seeing their queen at solemn state events and inauguration ceremonies, presiding over charity benefits, and receiving foreign dignitaries with her husband, King Juan Carlos de Borbon. But protocol-minded Queen Sofia &mdash; ever the image of discretion &mdash; turned 70 amid an uproar over frank comments she made in a newly released book, entitled, &ldquo;Sofia, Up Close,&rdquo; penned by journalist Pilar Urbano.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/spain/090112/candid-queen-causes-monarch-re-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Spain Thu, 15 Jan 2009 04:33:36 +0000 Cristina Mateo-Yanguas 19443 at http://www.globalpost.com Hooked on Spain http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/spain/090113/hooked-spain <!--paging_filter--><p>Castilian Spanish hit my ears as boldly as the freezing winter temperatures that greeted me on the Barajas Airport runway upon my January 1992 arrival to Madrid. And I didn&rsquo;t get either of them to begin with.</p> <p>I had fled the warmth and comfort of my hometown, Los Angeles, Calif., and the comparatively musical, Mexican-accented Spanish learned during four years of school study to find adventure in continental Europe. Best to base myself in a country where I could speak the local lingo, right?</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/spain/090113/hooked-spain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Spain Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 20622 at http://www.globalpost.com Score settling signals new era http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/spain/090113/score-settling-signals-new-era <!--paging_filter--><p>I&rsquo;m not new to gunfire on my doorstep. I studied at USC&rsquo;s campus between Downtown LA and Watts. That&rsquo;s why this week&rsquo;s news that a Romanian doorman had been gunned down in Madrid at a nightclub just around the corner from my office and across from the Royal Opera House was sadly familiar. It was also a dark reminder of how Spain has changed in little more than a decade.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/spain/090113/score-settling-signals-new-era" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Spain Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 20623 at http://www.globalpost.com A GQ prince http://www.globalpost.com/node/40351 <!--paging_filter--><div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">The January issue of GQ magazine in Spain features Felipe de Borbon, crown prince, on the cover, with the title &ldquo;The XXI Century King.&rdquo;&nbsp;In a black-and-white portrait, he frowns, with his hand on his jaw, in a gesture of deep reflection &mdash; or preoccupation.</div> <div style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/node/40351" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Spain Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 40351 at http://www.globalpost.com As pound collapses, London feels New York's pain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/united-kingdom/090118/pound-collapses-london-feels-new-yorks-pain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> British retirees living abroad could be hardest hit by the pound's drop. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON &mdash;&nbsp;Of all the violent shocks from the global economic crisis that have hit Britain in the last 18 months nothing has been quite as devastating as the collapse of the pound sterling. The numbers are stark. As recently as July, one pound was worth more than $2, down from a peak of $2.10 six months earlier. The value is currently fluctuating between $1.45 and $1.50.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/united-kingdom/090118/pound-collapses-london-feels-new-yorks-pain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Europe Spain United Kingdom Mon, 19 Jan 2009 12:05:12 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 99584 at http://www.globalpost.com View from Madrid: Viva Obama http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/spain/090120/view-madrid-viva-obama <!--paging_filter--><p>Admiration for Barack Obama&rsquo;s charisma and unprecedented enthusiasm at this historical moment of seeing an African-American President of the United States brought rare agreement among political analysts and columnists commenting in Spanish media on today&rsquo;s inauguration. &ldquo;Images move the world today and the icon of a black family in the White House contains so much positive energy that the history of humanity will never be able to escape it,&rdquo; wrote novelist Manuel Vicent in El Pa&iacute;s. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/spain/090120/view-madrid-viva-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Spain Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 125946 at http://www.globalpost.com Parents challenge “citizenship” course http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/spain/090122/parents-challenge-%E2%80%9Ccitizenship%E2%80%9D-course <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spain's Supreme Court will consider more than 50,000 objections to a mandatory course in democratic values. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cristina Mateo-Yanguas </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MADRID &mdash; On <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/spain/090128/supreme-court-rules-education-citizenship">Jan. 26 Spain&rsquo;s Supreme Court will consider a challenge to &ldquo;Education for Citizenship,&rdquo;</a> a part of the school curriculum as divisive here as the teaching of evolution is in the United States.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/spain/090122/parents-challenge-%E2%80%9Ccitizenship%E2%80%9D-course" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Spain Fri, 23 Jan 2009 18:11:43 +0000 Cristina Mateo-Yanguas 165603 at http://www.globalpost.com Supreme Court rules on "Education for Citizenship" http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/spain/090128/supreme-court-rules-education-citizenship <!--paging_filter--><p>Spain&rsquo;s Supreme Court decided today against the petition of conscious objection by parents who don't want their children to take an <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/spain/090122/parents-challenge-&ldquo;citizenship&rdquo;-course">&quot;Education for Citizenship&quot;</a>&nbsp;course. The conclusion was reached, after two-and-a-half days of deliberation, with favorable votes of 22 magistrates out of 30.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/notebook/spain/090128/supreme-court-rules-education-citizenship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Spain Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 244340 at http://www.globalpost.com Rethinking Spanish tourism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/spain/090206/rethinking-spanish-tourism <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Spanish government spends money and thinks creatively to counter a drop in foreign visitors. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cristina Mateo-Yanguas </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MADRID &mdash; The free-flowing wine last week at FITUR, one of the world&rsquo;s biggest international tourism fairs, did not make for bacchanalia. But glass after glass did add up to a demonstration of one way that Spain plans to prop up its tourism industry, which has taken a hit in the global economic crisis.&nbsp;&nbsp; </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/spain/090206/rethinking-spanish-tourism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Spain Sun, 08 Feb 2009 15:41:19 +0000 Cristina Mateo-Yanguas 272670 at http://www.globalpost.com Tears for fears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/spain/090212/tears-fears <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After murders, authorities set out to clean up the image of bouncers in Madrid. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cristina Mateo-Yanguas </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MADRID &mdash; Muscles bulge in the tight grouping of hundreds of men dressed in black. Standing in an alley under a cold drizzle, their shaven heads frame hardened features on their faces &mdash; some streaked by tears. &nbsp;</p> <p>The bouncers gathered in a vigil outside a Madrid nightclub named Heaven to honor two murdered colleagues.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/spain/090212/tears-fears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Spain Fri, 13 Feb 2009 03:38:30 +0000 Cristina Mateo-Yanguas 317451 at http://www.globalpost.com