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How to Get Away with Breaking the Rules in Spain? Go Swedish

Rick Steves | Posted 04.19.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Fun phrases survive from the un-fun days of Spain's fascist dictator, Francisco Franco. Standing in front of Madrid's Royal Palace, local guide Nygil ...

Cristina Makes the Case for Modern Monarchs

Rick Steves | Posted 04.18.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I've long wondered if royalty makes any sense in the 21st century and how modern Spaniards could embrace a king in 2016. Here, with my Madrid guide, C...

Enormous Bulge In Air Traveler's Underwear Lands Him In Jail

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.05.2016 | Crime

A man is accused of trying to budgie-smuggle more than half a pound of cocaine into Spain. Police officers stopped the 43-year-old at Madrid's Adolfo ...

Madrid's 72-Year-Old Feminist Mayor Shares Her Wisdom On Life And Politics

HuffPost Spain | Nicholas Miriello | Posted 03.21.2016 | World

MADRID -- Manuela Carmena is, perhaps, Spain's most recognizable face of political change. A year ago, the 72-year-old retired lawyer and emeritus jud...

Through 'Rodin,' Eifman Ballet Explores the Lives of Tortured Artists

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 03.16.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Despite inconsistencies in quality, by the denouement, the work is powerful and draining, an emotional overload for anyone who's ever been in love and been hurt, or for anyone who's sacrificed their personal lives for their craft.

50 Countries and Counting: A Naturalista's Travel Adventures in The United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Spain

Patti R. Rose | Posted 03.10.2016 | Travel
Patti R. Rose

The United Kingdom (UK) London On one of my recent birthdays, my husband and I decided to travel to the U.K. , specifically to London. I had been th...

Artists Speak Out For Women’s Rights In This Madrid Exhibition

HuffPost Spain | Sara Elkamel | Posted 03.08.2016 | Arts

Artists from Spain and across the globe are showcasing multimedia artwork in Madrid, Spain, to call attention to women's rights. Showcasing 60 works b...

Europe Needs a Plan B Now!

Miguel Urban | Posted 02.24.2016 | World
Miguel Urban

The EU claims to be a project designed to prevent the emergence of the ghosts that had plagued its past. It claims to have started with a dream. But the truth is that this dream has turned into a nightmare.

The Ups and Downs of Studying Abroad: A Retrospective

Kirstie Jeffries | Posted 02.18.2017 | Travel
Kirstie Jeffries

I'll be the first to tell you that nothing compares to living abroad. But anyone who has experienced the challenges of making another country home kno...

What To Eat In The World's Top Foodie Cities

SmarterTravel | Posted 02.18.2017 | Travel

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A Night Out in Madrid: "Cabaret" in Spanish

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 02.09.2017 | 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 inopportu...

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 week ...

What Happened to the Dream?

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 01.18.2017 | 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 01.15.2017 | World

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 01.06.2017 | 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. P...

The Man in the Wheelchair

Camila Mendoza | Posted 12.18.2016 | 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 -- probabl...

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 media ...

The Clash of Cultures

Christos Terzides | Posted 11.21.2016 | 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 life...

The 10 Most Instagrammable Cities in Europe

Eating Europe Tours | Posted 10.06.2016 | 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 07.08.2016 | 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 07.01.2016 | 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 06.02.2016 | 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.