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 a “rich” year as regards bilateral …

 

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

The Argentine jails of Videla and the solidarity campaign from Spain

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 …

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

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 …

The plague of 1435 that gave name to Glorieta de Embajadores

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 …

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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 …

The historic Palace of Spain in Panama turns one hundred years old

In December 1912, the Legislative National Assembly of Panama decided to commemorate the fourth centenary of the discovery of the Pacific …

Emilio Cassinello, Spain’s former consul to New York, relives the 9/11 tragedy

Emilio Cassinello, one of Spain’s most prestigious diplomats and experts in international policy, lived the craziness of the attacks on …

Stories of Santa Cruz: the bandit, the conspirator and the Bible vendor

“Nowhere in the world are prisoners as abandoned to themselves”. This is how the British Bible vendor George Borrow described life in …

Ambassadors of Louis XIV, prime ministers of Philip V

“Es necesario que el embajador de Su Majestad sea ministro del Rey Católico; que, sin tener el título, ejerza las funciones; que ayude …

Western Sahara and Spain’s exit: 40 years in the international limbo

The night of 26 February 1976, forty years ago, Spain put an end to its colonial presence at the Western Sahara. It was the end of a …