The Pontevedra Museum will return to Poland a diptych looted by the Nazis

March 1, 2021

Before being returned to Poland, the Pontevedra Museum exhibits two paintings from the Nazi looting.Pontevedra Provincial Council The Pontevedra Museum inaugurated a very special exhibition on Friday: it marks the farewell to the replica of a diptych by the Flemish painter Dieric Bouts, who will return to Poland 80 years after being looted by the Nazi army. A year ago, in full confinement, the Galician center received a letter from…

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How an escape from a pipe in the street blew up a building in Madrid

February 28, 2021

The priest Matías Quintana was eating when the walls of his house flew into the air after a loud roar. Seconds later, he got up in a daze. He grabbed the mobile with his hand and started to record what had happened around him. He thought he was going to die. He sent a video to his family in farewell mode. “Pray for me,” he asked in a calm voice….

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Las Raices, the ‘cursed’ camp for migrants in the Canary Islands

February 28, 2021

It is impossible to find a migrant who has something good to say about the camp that the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations has installed in a former military barracks in Las Raices (municipality of La Laguna, with a little more than 155,000 inhabitants). Essam, a 28-year-old Moroccan from El Youssoufia, a Rabat neighborhood, summarizes the situation in English. “Inside there are too many people, it looks like…

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What Victoria Abril says about us

February 28, 2021

The actress Victoria Abril, at the press conference called on the occasion of the award to the actress of the Feroz de Honor 2021.Emilio Naranjo / EFE There is a style in speech that prevailed in the nightlife of the eighties and as an inevitable consequence in the comedies of the moment that still prevails in certain environments. Victoria Abril gave a good example of it this week. It is,…

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Gang violence disappears from the polls in El Salvador

February 28, 2021

For the first time in a long time, the candidates who will be in the El Salvador ballot they do not propose miracle formulas to end gang violence. While it is true that they are Parliamentary election and not presidential, this time the parties do not demand the death penalty, the curfew, the heavy hand or the ‘tough super hand’, as a candidate proposed years ago. Simply, the issue of…

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Two indigenous leaders who denounced drug trafficking murdered in the Peruvian Amazon

February 28, 2021

Two indigenous leaders of the Cacataibo ethnic group, Herasmo García Grau and Ynes Ríos Bonsano, have been assassinated this week in Peru, according to the apu (chief) Berlin Diques denounced this Saturday. This is the latest in a series of murders of indigenous and mestizo leaders from the Amazonian regions of Ucayali and Huánuco who, in recent years, have denounced invaders who grow coca for drug trafficking and land traffickers….

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Royston Drenthe: “I was a stupid rebel”

February 28, 2021

Royston Drenthe in the Racing Murcia dressing room.Alfonso Duran Roya2Faces He is perplexed to learn that in Spain a judge has ordered the rapper to be arrested Pablo Hasél for the lyrics of his songs. “In Holland we have a thing called freedom of expression,” says this musician who as a footballer goes by the name Royston Drenthe and strives to play the playoffs promotion to Second B with Racing…

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A large ceremonial float almost intact, the latest discovery in Pompeii

February 28, 2021

Pompeii, the Roman city buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79, remains a inexhaustible reservoir. Those responsible for the excavations announced this Saturday the discovery of a large four-wheeled ceremonial float, which has been found almost intact, even with remains of organic matter such as wood and ropes. It is a unique discovery in the Roman world that, however, also reflects one of the biggest problems that the…

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Passive houses revive with the pandemic for their great energy efficiency

February 27, 2021

The pandemic has shown how poor many of the homes that have been built in Spain for decades are. Millions of souls have passed months of confinement in power drains, floors with ventilation and filtration problems and poor indoor air quality. However, there is another way to make houses. Three decades have passed since Wolfgang Feist, a German physicist and astronomer, build the first passive house of the world in…

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Nick Cave, ‘Carnage’: another great album

February 27, 2021

Warren Ellis and Nick Cave, collaborators also on ‘Carnage’. This record company presents Carnage as “Nick Cave and Warren Ellis’s first studio album working together outside of Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds ”. But that statement is only relatively true. Actually, they have signed a dozen soundtracks since 2005. But yes, this is the first time they have signed an album composed exclusively of songs together. Eight songs that,…

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