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Lecture tour in Spain, March 12-16, 2018

From March 12 – March 15, 2018, James D. Fernández, Professor at NYU’s Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures, will be conducting a lecture tour sponsored by the US Embassy in Spain.  The main program title is “Una … Continue reading

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2017: The Year in Review/Repaso del año

(en español en letra azul) Thanks to the generous collaboration of so many friends in the US, Spain and all over the world, 2017 has been another year full of discoveries and milestones for us. Little by little, and all … Continue reading

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Newly Discovered Documents Shed Light on the Saga of Spaniards in Hawaii

We are pleased to translate these two documents we discovered and transcribed today (19 December 2017) at the Archivo General de la Administración in Alcalá de Henares, Spain. [Transcripción del original al final] Mr. Plenipotentiary Minister [Spain’s “ambassador” in Washington, … Continue reading

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La Plomada, Set to Plumb Mexico

LA PLOMADA (English title:  “The Weight of Remembering”) will be featured at the fourth edition of the CEMEDOC Film Festival in Mexico City, November 14-21. The documentary is one of only 14 films, selected from the 740 entries that were … Continue reading

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Valentín Aguirre: Una diáspora en casa

Nos complace mucho compartir este breve texto nuestro que figura (en castellano, inglés y euskera) en el hermoso catálogo de la exposición titulada “La memoria recobrada: huellas en la historia de los Estados Unidos”, comisariada por José Manuel Guerrero Acosta, … Continue reading

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On the Origins of New York’s “La Nacional” (Part 2)

It was in the Spring of 1867, almost exactly 150 years ago, that Spain’s Consul in New York, Joaquín Marcos de Satrústegui, noticed an alarming trend:  increasing numbers of destitute Spaniards were showing up at the doors of his Consulate … Continue reading

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On the Origins of New York’s “La Nacional” (Part 1)

Some detective work at the Archivo Histórico Nacional in Madrid has allowed us to shed some light on the process whereby New York’s Spanish Benevolent Society/La Nacional, was founded in 1868.  The club is still in existence, and next year … Continue reading

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