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A Night Out in Madrid: "Cabaret" in Spanish

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 02.10.2016 | Travel
Alexandra Villarreal

The cast of Cabaret. Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome to the Teatro Rialto, home to the Kit Kat Klub. We have no troubles here -- except for inoppor...

This Spanish Politician Took Her Baby To Parliament. She’s Not The Only One.

HuffPost Spain | Sara Elkamel | Posted 01.22.2016 | World

Carolina Bescansa, a member of parliament for Spanish anti-austerity party Podemos, garnered international headlines and her opponents' ire last...

What Happened to the Dream?

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 01.18.2016 | Books
Michael Gordon Bennett

As the nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, I'm left to ponder my own existence juxtaposed against his prophetic words on a late August day in 1963.

Why Did Carolina Bring Her Baby To Work?

Sgueina | Posted 01.15.2016 | World
Sgueina

As a working woman, I can tell you that when I arrive at my workplace I am not a mother, I am a woman who is dedicated to her work. Even if I could, I would never bring my baby to work.

Slideshow: HINDS at Other Music

DeShaun Craddock | Posted 01.06.2016 | Arts
DeShaun Craddock

Madrid based band HINDS made an in-store appearance at Other Music in New York City, days ahead of the release of their debut album, Leave Me Alone....

The Man in the Wheelchair

Camila Mendoza | Posted 12.18.2015 | Latino Voices
Camila Mendoza

It was there, as I sat clutching my ear in pain, in a rundown hospital in Madrid, that I met the man in the wheelchair.

How Volunteers Got Madrid's Government To Help Refugees

HuffPost Spain | Sara Elkamel | Posted 11.30.2015 | World

They've been traveling by bus for hours. They’ve left their families, friends, cities, countries and lives behind. When they reach Madrid -- pr...

Fear Is The Right Wing's Best Friend

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.25.2015 | World

MADRID -- Spain was ruled by a fascist dictator for 35 years until 1975. The last thing Spaniards want is another one -- here or elsewhere. The ...

The Clash of Cultures

Christos Terzides | Posted 11.23.2015 | World
Christos Terzides

Paris struck home and given human nature, it's hard not to take sides--even unconsciously.

Take A Look At Water Reflection Photos Of Spain

HuffPost Spain | Sara Elkamel | Posted 10.21.2015 | Travel

Waterfronts have the power to transform both urban and natural landscapes into works of art. Rivers, oceans, lakes, and even puddles can give new...

The 10 Most Instagrammable Cities in Europe

Eating Europe Tours | Posted 10.06.2015 | Travel
Eating Europe Tours

Wondering which European cities are best represented on Instagram? Yep, we were too! So we undertook the highly scientific mathematical research of finding out how many times the hashtags for the names of each city in Europe have been used.

Woman Organizes Aid Caravan From Spain to Hungary To Help Refugees

HuffPost Spain | Carlota E. Ramírez | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact

  "It's simple: I own a station wagon, and I'm tired of looking at sad images." That's how Natalia Álvarez explains the initiative she started la...

My Journey As America's Whitest Black Kid

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 07.08.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Gordon Bennett

I have vivid memories of the breaking news reports announcing the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1968. There seemed to be a sense of profound sadness by many locals in this northern Maine hamlet. But I also detected a sense of giddiness from others.

Madrid and San Francisco, Gateways for Diversity and Inclusion

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gaia Paradiso

Today Madrid opens its doors to Madrid Orgullo-Madrid Pride, which has been for years the largest urban event celebrated in Europe, bringing about two million people together in the main streets and squares of the city.

The Museum and Library of the Hispanic Society of America: A Hidden Gem in New York City

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.02.2015 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The Museum and Library of The Hispanic Society of America is perhaps the least known of New York City museums, yet it has an extraordinary collection. I recently spent a delightful afternoon at the museum, which reflects the vision of Archer Milton Huntington to establish an institution dedicated to the celebration of Hispanic culture.

Iberian Holy Days: Celebrations Both Saintly And Wild

Associated Press | Giovanna Dell'Orto | Posted 04.14.2015 | Religion

PORTO, Portugal (AP) - Smoke hung heavily over this hilly city, broken by flickering flames, when I mustered my courage, plunged into the crowd and br...

Madrid Becomes a No-Kill City Saving Homeless Dogs

Rescue Idiot | Posted 05.26.2015 | Good News
Rescue Idiot

March 12, 2015, will be a day that goes down in history for animal lovers in Madrid! The Madrid Assembly passed a bill banning the "slaughter of stray animals." This new law will make abandonment and euthanasia of homeless dogs illegal in Spain's capital.

'Dumb, Dumber and Dumbest Stories of 2014'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.09.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

These are not goofy little news items dealing with such inconsequential matters as health care, the midterm elections and various conflicts around the world. Rather, they are the kind of important, socially significant and absolutely true stories that are the lifeblood of this column.

Spanish Ebola Doctor: 'With The Money From Corruption, We Could End Ebola'

HuffPost Spain | Daniel Basteiro | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living

When a health professional removes his Ebola suit in Bo, Sierra Leone -- a country where the virus is still spreading at full speed -- he has a choice...

Why Spain's Poor Fear Goldman Sachs

Reuters | Sonya Dowsett | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business

Madrid, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Last year Madrid's city and regional governments sold almost 5,000 rent-controlled flats to private equity investors includ...

Passenger On Air France Flight To Madrid Suspected Of Having Ebola

Reuters | Sarah White and Rodrigo De Miguel | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

By Sarah White and Rodrigo De Miguel MADRID, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Madrid authorities evacuated an Air France plane on Thursday after ...

Hemingway, Gellhorn and Capa at the Hotel Florida in 1930s Madrid

J. Michael Welton | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Author Amanda Vaill, whose Everybody Was So Young described how the lives of Gerald and Sara Murphy intertwined with the likes of Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Archibald MacLeish in 1920s Paris and the French Riviera, has discovered a new nexus.

Google Shows People Around The World Have Lots Of The Same Questions

The Huffington Post | Gregory Beyer | Posted 08.12.2014 | World

If you are in New York and type the words "why am" into Google's search bar, the first two suggestions offered by Google's Autocomplete function are "...

Spanish Guerrilla Street Photography

Carl Pettit | Posted 09.07.2014 | Arts
Carl Pettit

Sergio de Arrola is a Spanish guerrilla artist and photographer who is uncomfortable with the moniker "artist." Sergio's mission, it seems, is to depict the world in black, as well as striking color.

EccentriCities: Horchaterias, the Holy Grail and Hemingway in Valencia

Katherine LaGrave | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Katherine LaGrave

If good things really do come in threes, then Valencia -- Spain's third-largest city after Madrid and Barcelona -- perfectly completes the trifecta.