When diplomats become writers

When diplomats become writers

"Students of Diplomatic Schools and Academies in the world are often taught that Diplomacy and the Army are two sides of the same coin”, …

 

Rubén Darío, Nicaragua’s Ambassador to the Spain of Alfonso XIII

Rubén Darío, Nicaragua’s Ambassador to the Spain of Alfonso XIII

Apart from narrator, essayist, chronicler, thinker, master of Modernism and cultural …

Felipe II, England’s prince consort before his reign in Spain

Felipe II, England’s prince consort before his reign in Spain

The British Embassy has repeatedly remembered, on the occasion of the visit of the …

The first Spanish-British alliance between Peter the Cruel and the Black Prince

The first Spanish-British alliance between Peter the Cruel and the Black Prince

This week is marked by the visit of State of the Spanish Monarchs to the United Kingdom, …

Spain on the verge of Europe: foreign policy in the 1977 elections

Spain on the verge of Europe: foreign policy in the 1977 elections

Last Thursday was the fortieth anniversary of the first democratic elections in Spain …

Spain and Russia commemorate three diplomatic anniversaries this year

Spain and Russia commemorate three diplomatic anniversaries this year

Leaving aside the centenary of the revolutions and events in Russia of 1917, this 2017 is …

17th century Madrid’s Holy Week in the eyes of a Muslim Ambassador

17th century Madrid’s Holy Week in the eyes of a Muslim Ambassador

In 1690, the Moroccan Sultan Muley Ismail sent to Madrid his personal secretary, Abd …

The artistic treasures of the residence of US Embassy’s ‘number two’

The artistic treasures of the residence of US Embassy’s ‘number two’

The official residence of the minister counsellor of the Embassy of the United States in …

Marquises of Linares return to their Palace for Casa America’s 25th anniversary

Marquises of Linares return to their Palace for Casa America’s 25th anniversary

The pioneering institution of public diplomacy in Spain, Casa de America, commemorates …

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Sosúa, the Dominican Republic refuge for Jews persecuted by the Nazis

It is a little known fact of World War II, but also the Dominican Republic hosted hundreds of Jews fleeing Nazi persecution between 1939 …

The British Parliament asked PSOE, in 1981, for a possible cession of Gibraltar

Recently declassified files of PSOE –accessed by The Diplomat- include a questionnaire that the Foreign Affairs Committee of the British …

The Argentine jails of Videla and the solidarity campaign from Spain

Among the papers on the Argentine dictatorship in the file of the PSOE there is a very detailed map (click here to read) with the locations …

The archives of the PSOE on the Argentine dictatorship come to light

The Diplomat in Spain has had access to documents that the PSOE kept in its file on the Argentine dictatorship and that have recently been …

The plague of 1435 that gave name to Glorieta de Embajadores

Before the establishment of what we now call “capitals”, the Royal Courts of the medieval Europe used to settle where their kings did, …

Spain was proposed a hundred years ago as peacemaker in World War I

Just a hundred years ago, the United States tried to persuade Spain and other neutral countries to act as mediators of peace in World War …

Hotel Ritz, a luxurious witness of history

Evita, Haile Selassie, Mitterrand, Suharto or Hassan II are some of the world leaders who have slept in the rooms of the Ritz Hotel in …

Intercontinental, the hotel of diplomacy

The Costa Rican Manrique Rodríguez has been serving the international group InterContinental Hotels & Resorts for almost 30 years, six of …