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The English Language Broadcast of Radio Exterior de España has been on the air since 1944. Our broadcasts seek to inform listeners around the world about goings-on in Spain, as well as offer a Spanish perspective on world events.

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San Estanislao, Paraguay

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The English Language Broadcast of Radio Exterior de España has been on the air since 1944. Our broadcasts seek to inform listeners around the world about goings-on in Spain, as well as offer a Spanish perspective on world events.

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Spanish

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Avda. Mariscal López y Bernardino Caballero San Estanislao San Pedro Paraguay +595 (43) 203-304


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English Language Broadcast - The law on stolen babies in Francoism returns to Congress - 20/06/24

6/19/2024
The attrocities commited during the Francoist dictatorship are well known in Spain and abroad. On this broadcast we focus on one of those terrible episodes: the stolen children. Since the end of the Civil War in 1939 and well into the democratic period in the 90s, it is estimated that thousand of newborns were taken from their mothers and "adopted" by families loyal to the Francoist regime. Recently a law proposal was admitted in congres. It aims to provide resources and reparations to the families affected. To tell us about this law and the historical context in which this took place, we spoke with Arantxa Borrachero Mendívil, researcher and director of the project "Mujer y memoria" (Women and memory). Escuchar audio

Duration:00:30:12

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English Language Broadcast - Pollution and mismanagement: 'black flags' in Spain's coasts - 18/06/24

6/17/2024
The beaches of Malaga and Granada, the coast of Maresme in Barcelona, the island of La Concha in Guipuzcoa, the port of Valencia or the Bay of Alicante... These are all part of the almost 8 thousand kilometers of shoreline in Spain and they all have one thing in common: they have been given a "black flag" by the environmentalist confederation "Ecologistas en Acción". These flags are awarded every year to raise awareness about pollution and environmental mismanagement of the coasts of Spain. To tell us about the biggest problems they have encountered this year in the Spanish shoreline, on this broadcast we spoke with Ana Aldarias, spokesperson for Ecologistas en Accion. Escuchar audio

Duration:00:30:13

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English Language Broadcast - The Madrid Review: the first free 'litmag' in Spain - 15/06/24

6/14/2024
The feria del libro in Madrid is sadly coming to an end this weekend, but the literary spirit is not gone. On today's broadcast we tell you about the first free "litmag" (or literary magazine) published in Spain: The Madrid Review. To tell us about it we spoke with its founder and editor James Hartley. And after that, on Sunday the 16th, as the Feria comes to an end, a very special event will take place in three of the most emblematic literary places of the capital. The 3rd edition of "Bloomsday Madrid - Dublin" will bring James Joyce's "Ulysses" to the Cuesta de Moyano, the Retiro book fair and the Juanito bookstore in El Rastro. Susan Bolger, from Tourism Ireland told us about their plans. Escuchar audio

Duration:00:30:12

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English Language Broadcast - Spain to intervene in ICJ's genocide case against Israel - 13/06/24

6/12/2024
Last Thursday, Jose Manuel Albaresm, Spanish Foreign Affairs minister announced Spain's intention to intervene in South Africa's genocide case against Israel in the International Court of Justice. On this broadcast we analyze what this decision entails with Ana Maria Salinas de Frías, public international law professor in the University of Malaga and president of the Spanish association of international law and international relations professor. Escuchar audio

Duration:00:30:59

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English Language Broadcast - Discovering Joaquin Sorolla in 100 objects - 11/06/24

6/10/2024
2023 marked the one hundreth anniversary of the death of Spanish painter Joaquin Sorolla, known as the "painter of light" for the extraordinary way in which he reproduced light in his paintings. To celebrate his life and his work, the Sorolla year began back in February of 2023 and, throughout these months, events and exhibitions were organized in different parts on the world to remember the artist. Now, the Sorolla Museum, located in Madrid, in what used to be Sorolla's house, will be closing their Sorolla year with the exhibition "Sorolla en 100 objetos" (Sorolla in 100 objects), which aims to bring people closer to Sorolla not only as a painter, but as a person. To learn more about this exhibition, we visited the exhibition accompanied by Blanca de la Válgoma, curator in the Museo Sorolla. Escuchar audio

Duration:00:30:48

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English Language Broadcast - Desperate Literature's next chapter: Finding a new home - 08/06/24

6/7/2024
Continuing with the literary theme to celebrate the Feria del Libro, on this broadcast we are joined by Terry Craven, owner and co-founder of "Desperate Literature", a small international bookstore in the center of Madrid which is currently facing some struggles. And from the Madrid bookfair we jump to a festival. The 19th edition of the Flamenco Festival in London began on the 4th of June and will run until the 15th, a week full of "love, pain and heat" that's how they describe it on the website. To tell us more about what they have planned we spoke with Miguel Marin, director of the Flamenco Festival. Escuchar audio

Duration:00:30:57

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English Language Broadcast - Madrid's book fair 2024: Found in translation - 06/06/24

6/5/2024
The Madrid's yearly bookfair began on the 31st of May and we could not miss the chance to visit it. On this special broadcast, recorded in la Feria del Libro in the Retiro Park, we speak about this year's bookfair and its theme: Sports and literature, with its director, Eva Orúe, and its head of programming, Daniela Mercado. And after that, we have a round table on the importance and challenges of translation with translators Alice Banks, Robin Munby and Inmaculada Pérez Parra. Escuchar audio

Duration:00:30:11

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English Language Broadcast - Innovative entrepreneurship: AI at the service of society - 04/06/24

6/3/2024
For some time now we have been hearing a lot about AI, its uses, its dangers, its regulations... The truth is AI is here to stay and now institutions are recognising the value it can have for society. The 2023 National Innovation Price was given out back in April and the price for Young Innovative Talent was awarded to Natalia Rodriguez. Natalia is the founder and CEO of Saturno Labs, an innovation lab that focuses on deep tech and aims to help people in areas like medicine, psychology or social services. The Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities awarded her with this distinction for "embodying the value of multi-disciplinarity and creativity in the development of innovative entrepreneurship projects". Natalia joined us in this broadcast to tell us more about what she does and how Saturno Labs is helping people. Escuchar audio

Duration:00:30:45

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English Language Broadcast - The Colossus of Constantine returns to Rome - 01/06/24

5/31/2024
Back in the 4th century, Roman emperor Constantine The Great commissioned a statue of hilmself. It was originally located in the Basilica of Maxentius in Rome, before being pillaged, most likely for the bronze portion. The marble remnants were found in the 15th century and now a Spanish foundation used the remaining parts to recreate the statue and back in February, the Colossus of Constantine returned to Rome. The Factum foundation worked with the Capitoline Museums and the Prada foundation to recreate the 13-meter statue for the exhibition "Recycling Beauty" in 2022 and on the 6th of February of this year it was installed in the gardens of Villa Caffarelli, in the Capitoline Museums complex. To tell us more about this project and what they do in the Factum foundation, on today's broadcast, we spoke with its founder, Adam Lowe. Escuchar audio

Duration:00:32:33

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English Language Broadcast - What does Spain's recognition of Palestine entail? - 30/05/24

5/29/2024
On Tuesday the 28th of May, Spain, along with Ireland and Norway, joined the 140 countries that recognize Palestine as a state, bringing the number up to 143, a decision that has come into place following Israel's severe offensive in the region, killing more than 36 thousand Palestinians since the 7th of October. Now the question that remains is what does this mean? To clarify this, on this broadcast we are joined by Pau de Vilchez, International Law professor in the Balearic Islands University. After that, Madrid's International Documentary Festival begans this week, with International and National Categories. We'll talk to the festival's director, Luis Parés. Escuchar audio

Duration:00:30:20

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English Language Broadcast - Social media platforms and their impact on minors - 28/05/24

5/27/2024
Back on the 16th of May, the European Commission opened formal proceedings against Meta to investigate possible breaches of the Digital Services Act when it comes risk of addiction, privacy, safety and security of minors who use their platforms, Facebook and Instagram. To analyse the proceedings and the reason behind them, we speak with Johannes Bahrke, spokesperson for the commission. And after that, Jorge Ramiro, professor of criminology applied to digital spaces in the Universidad Europea, tells us about the real impact of these social media platforms on children and teenagers. Escuchar audio

Duration:00:31:19

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English Language Broadcast - Michael Ignatieff and our stubborn historical patterns - 25/05/24

5/24/2024
Historian, writer and ex-politician Michael Ignatieff is this year's Princess of Asturias Awards Social Sciences winner. Michael Ignatieff has dedicated his life to studying democracy, human rights and nationalism. He has published 18 books, taught History at Cambridge, and even took part in politics when he led the Liberal Party in Canada. After he was named this year's Princess of Asturias Social Sciences winner, we had the chance to speak with him... about his work, about his dashed hopes for world politics, and nationalism and political polarization in Spain. Escuchar audio

Duration:00:30:38

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English Language Broadcast - Salman Rushdie's Knife: 'Answering death with life' - 23/05/24

5/22/2024
On the twelfth of August of 2022, author Salman Rushdie was about to give a lecture in West New York when he was stabbed 15 times by a young man who barely knew anything about him. What the young man knew was that, Rushdie was considered a blasphemer and that in 1989, Iran had sentenced Rushdie to death, a year after the publication of his novel 'The Satanic Verses'. The author survived the brutal attack, but lost his right eye and now, two years after the attack, Mr. Rushdie decided to narrate this experience in a new book called 'Knife'. He has been in Spain this past week for the release of the Spanish translation "Cuchillo" and during his visit he spoke with our colleague, Laura Barrachina, from Radio Uno's culture section, about that August 12th, his sense of humor, the power of literature, and freedom of expression. Escuchar audio

Duration:00:31:38

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English Language Broadcast - Policies for the new world of AI technology - 21/05/24

5/20/2024
AI technology is evolving faster than we can adapt to, and as helpful as the technology can be, it also comes with its own risks... So, as it grows and changes, it's important to establish policies on its use and development. Last week, the Council of Europe agreed on a treaty on AI. They call it the first internationally binding treaty, and it includes measures to prevent AI systems from undermining democratic processes and institutions. Non-EU member states can sign the document, which will be open for signature in September, and countries including Argentina, Israel, Japan and the US were involved in the drafting of the treaty . To learn more about AI policies and what they should include, we hear from Mark Rotenberg, the President of the Center for AI and Digital Policy, a network of AI policy experts, that advises governments and international organizations on AI regulations. Escuchar audio

Duration:00:33:12

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English Language Broadcast - The most beautiful small museum in the world - 18/05/24

5/17/2024
In the small city of Cuenca, in the region of Castila la Mancha, the "Casas Colgadas" (that is the hanging houses) are probably its most important landmark.These houses were built in the 15th century and, although most people who visit them usually enjoy the outstanding view from the outside, the inside of the houses is equally remarkable. The 15th century houses host the Spanish Museum of Abstract Art, which was established in 1966 and has a collection of 129 paintings. The museum is currently undergoing a reform to give the paintings the best conditions and meanwhile, some of them have been going on tour. The exhibition, with some of the most important pieces, is called "El pequeño museo mas bello del mundo" (The most beautiful small museum in the world) and it has already been in Barcelona, Granada, the US and Germany.And now, its last stop is Madrid, in the headquarters of the Juan March foundation. To tell us about this very special museum and the exhibition, we visited the Foundation and spoke with Manuel Fontán, curator and director of museums and exhibitions in the Juan March Foundation. Escuchar audio

Duration:00:30:12

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English Language Broadcast - Building democracy: architecture for post-Francoist Spain - 14/05/24

5/13/2024
How do you build a democracy? Today, we're going to set out to answer that question quite literally, with architectural historian Manuel López. After the dictatorship, in the late 1970s and early 1990s, the regional Government of Valencia mobilized architects, planners, and graphic artists to devise a new public sphere, hoping to recover a local identity that Franco’s dictatorship had repressed for decades. Manuel López has recently published a book on the subject, titled Architecture for Spain's Recovered Democracy. After we talk to Manuel, we stick to the subject of architecture with the new exhibition La ciudad visible / La ciudad en juego (The visible city / The city at play). The exhibition offers a perpective on the connection between videogames and cities, and we learn all about it with Luca Garrubba, one of its curators. Escuchar audio

Duration:00:31:01

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English Language Broadcast - Spain's students join pro-Palestine campus protests - 11/05/24

5/10/2024
After two weeks of students' protests in Spain, the CRUE (Conference of rectors of Spanish Universities) released a statement in announcing they would review their collaboration agreements with Israel, and suspend those with institutions that are not committed to safegurading the peace in the region. However, protests are expected to continue, as students consider this isn't enough. Coral Latorre is the General Secretary of the Students' Union and she joined us to tell us more about the students' demands. Also in today's broadcast, we talk about Artificial Intelligence in education. This week, the Camilo José Cela University in Madrid held a symposium about AI in education, and we spoke with some of the speakers there about how AI might change students, schools, and education. Escuchar audio

Duration:00:31:38

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English Language Broadcast - The negotiations for a post-Brexit Gibraltar - 09/05/24

5/8/2024
It has been more than four years since Brexit and two years and a half since the negotiations between Spain and the UK about Gibraltar began. Gibraltar is a small region in the south of Spain, sovereignty of the United Kingdom since 1713. It has been a point of contention between Spain and the United Kingdom for a long time, especially after the inclussion of the territory in the list of Non-Self Governing territories of the United Nations. And after Brexit, when the entirety of the United Kingdom left the European Union, including the territory of Gibraltar, negotiations began to protect the interests of Spanish and British citizens in the area. To learn more about what is happening in Gibraltar and why the negotiations are taking so long, we spoke with Luis Rodrigo de Castro, international relations professor at the CEU San Pablo. And after that, we pivot to another story concerning internationals. In April, Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, announced the end of the "Golden Visa" was near. To learn more about what this means, we were joined by Emilio Ramirez, immigration lawyer and member of the Madrid bar association. Escuchar audio

Duration:00:30:19

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English Language Broadcast - Risk know-how: risk assessment for communities - 07/05/24

5/6/2024
Learning what risks we could need to face and how to face them is as important for individuals as it is for communities. Having this knowledge and being prepared, can help us avoid the economic, sanitary or social consequences these risks might bring. The British NGO Sense about Science is aware of the importance of leaning about risk factors and because of that, they developed the project "Risk know-how", which is led by Leonor Sierra, and aims to offer guidelines and resources to help community leaders understand, assess and evaluate the risks their communities face. Leonor joined us on this broadcast to tell us about this initiative. Also on this broadcast, we speak with Maria Santoyo, director of the photography festival Photoespaña, about this year's edition and the novelties it will be bringing. The festival is organized by La Fabrica with the support of public and private entities including the Ministry of Culture and the Regional and Municipal Governments. Escuchar audio

Duration:00:30:20

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English Language Broadcast - 'The women of '27', Spain's forgotten artists - 04/05/24

5/3/2024
I am sure that many of you have heard about Lorca, Cernuda, Miguel Hernandez... The artists of the Generation of '27 were one of the most influential groups in the history of Spain. However, have you ever heard about Maruja Mallo, Maria Zambrano or Ernestina de Champourcin? The women from this generation were equally important and equally outstanding and yet, they were forgotten. On this broadcast we remember these women: the women of the Generation of '27, also known as "Las sinsombrero" (The women without hats). We do so accompanied by Margarita Marquez, professor and director in the gender equality office in the Complutense University of Madrid and researcher in the Ortega-Marañón Foundation. Also on this broadcast we celebrate World Portuguese Language Day by speaking with our colleague Angela Blazquez from the Portuguese Language Broadcast. Escuchar audio

Duration:00:32:14