Author Archive for Jacob Ertel

The Life of a Lost Child to be Turned into a Film

June 12, 2012
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The Life of a Lost Child to be Turned into a Film

This coming fall, the life of one of the Spanish Civil War's 4,000 “lost children” will be adapted for the big screen. María Luisa Toole, the film’s inspiration and central focus, fled her home in San Sebastian, Spain at the age of 11 in 1937 and did not see her mother for 15 years...
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Hemingway’s Muse Dies in Spain

June 11, 2012
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Hemingway’s Muse Dies in Spain

Last week, Maria Sans, who inspired Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls, died in Mataro, Spain at the age of 91. Set during the Spanish Civil War, For Whom the Bell Tolls tells the story of Robert Jordan, an American in the International Brigades, and his relationship with a volunteer nurse named...
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Spain’s Labor Laws Hinder the Unemployed

June 11, 2012
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Despite an economic bailout, the future may still not be bright for Spain's economy. Financial experts say that while the country's banks have lost substantial amounts of money in the real estate crash, "Spain's job woes are due largely to labor laws that protect older workers at the expense of younger ones," writes...
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Homage to Pinochet Causes Outrage

June 10, 2012
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Homage to Pinochet Causes Outrage

Next Sunday, the right-wing Chilean group La Corporación 11 de Septiembre will hold an event in honor of Augusto Pinochet, one of the most violent dictators of all time. The event will take place in Santiago's Caupolicán Theater, and according to the Unión de Oficiales en Retiro de la Defensa Nacional, 1,500 out of...
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The Political Side of Joan Miró

June 10, 2012
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The Political Side of Joan Miró

Known mostly for his cosmic surrealist and modernist paintings, a new side of Spanish artist Joan Miró is currently on display at Los Angeles' National Art Gallery. The show, entitled "Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape" will be on display until August 12, and showcases Miró's political works. As sacbee.com reports, "People often...
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Spanish Police Officers Find Weapons from the Civil War

June 8, 2012
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Spanish Police Officers Find Weapons from the Civil War

Ten men were arrested by Spanish police officers on the suspicion of illegally possessing war weapons, in addition to an array of vintage firearms from the Spanish Civil War and World War II.
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On “The Outsiders: Martha Gellhorn”

June 8, 2012
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On “The Outsiders: Martha Gellhorn”

In this 1983 interview with Martha Gellhorn, the renowned journalist, novelist, and war correspondent discusses in great length her views regarding the Great Depression, the Spanish Civil War, World War II, and the Vietnam War, among other human rights-threatening historical events.  Throughout the nearly half-hour long conversation, Gellhorn staunchly lambasts the idiocy of...
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Lorca’s Life as a Dance

June 8, 2012
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Lorca’s Life as a Dance

Canción Gitana, an international flamenco dance company, will present a distinctive take on the life of legendary Spanish poet, Federico García Lorca, reports sussexexpress.co.uk. The dance-biography will feature myriad narrators, guitarists, and dancers and will cover the entire scope of Lorca's life, from birth to his tragic assassination by the Phalangists, all in...
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Syria: The Spanish Civil War of Our Time?

June 8, 2012
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Is the violent dictatorial conflict in Syria comparable to that of Spain in the 1930s? Over the past week a number of opinions regarding this subject matter have been published on the Internet, including that of international affairs expert Barry Rubin. Stated Rubin in a recent blog post:

In several respects, the Syrian civil...
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