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San Estanislao, Paraguay

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Spanish

Contact:

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


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English language broadcast - Another selection of spanish guitar - 24/11/17

11/24/2017
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In today's program we listen to pieces by the 17th century composer Gaspar Sanz, and by Jose de Nebra Blasco, of the 18th century, as well as by Julian Arcas, with whom Francisco Tarrega studied in the latter half of the 19th century. Additionally, we hear the Tonadillas by Joaquín Rodrigo. And more. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:30:42


English language broadcast - Panorama - 23/11/17

11/23/2017
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After 37 years in power, Robert Mugabe has resigned as President of Zimbabwe; Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has returned to Beruit and agreed to suspend his announced resignation for talks; Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnia Serb commander has been found guilty of 10 out of 11 charges at the International Criminal Tribunal at The Hague and has been given a life sentence for genocide and other crimes against humanity. That, the on-going drought in Spain and more. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:32:37


English language broadcast - Borja Cabada - 22/11/17

11/22/2017
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Today's guest, Borja Cabada, is a young Spanish author, illustrator and story-developer for television and cinema who has spent much of his career in the United States, starting as a Fulbright Scholar in Chicago. He joins me in the studio to talk about his first book, El sonido de Atlantis (The Sound of Atlantis) which won the Logroño Fiction Award for Emerging Writers and about his work in Los Angeles in film development and screenwriting. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:32:27


English Language Broadcast - Panorama - 21/11/17

11/21/2017
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In today's program we report on the unexpected death of Spain's Attorney General, José Manuel Maza, during a working visit to Argentina, Mr. Maza headed the prosecution of the secessionists in Catalonia; we also report the rising number of African migrants crossing the Mediterranean into Spain, with the tragic increase in the number of deaths at sea. The situation in Lebanon, following Sunday's meeting of the Arab League at Saudi Arabia's request and pending Prime Minister Saad Hariri's...

Duration: 00:32:40


English language broadcast - Saudi Arabia & Lebanon - 17/11/17

11/17/2017
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Today's program focuses on recent events in Saudi Arabia and the crisis in Lebanon. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation earlier this month from Riyadh, in a recorded broadcast on Saudi state TV, seen by many as an attempt by Saudi Arabia to destablize Lebanon. The Lebanes President has accused the Saudi Kingdom of hold Hariri hostage and demands his reléase. At the same time, dozens of leading business men and members of the Saudi Royal family have been rounded up...

Duration: 00:32:26


English language broadcast - Spanish investigations - 11/11/17

11/11/2017
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Catalan politicians aren't the only public officials in Spain summoned before the courts. The past week has seen the first stage of the sprawling Gürtel case approach its conclusion after more than 13 months of hearings from 37 defendants, among them Francisco Correa, the businessman at the center of the kickbacks for public contracts scheme and former Popular Party treasurer Luis Bárcenas. The State Prosecutor in the case told the court: "these are extremely serious crimes... the...

Duration: 00:30:07


English language broadcast - Spanish Music of the 16th Century - 09/11/17

11/10/2017
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In today's program we play a selection of pieces by 16th century Spanish composers: "La justa ensalada" by Mateo Flecha el Viejo, "Recercadas sobre la canción "Doulce Memoire" by Diego Ortiz, each performed by Jordi Savall and his Hesperion XX. And then, the Salve Regina by Tomás Luis de Victoria, performed by the British Ensemble Plus Ultra conducted by Michael Noone. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:31:35


English language broadcast - Panorama - 08/11/17

11/8/2017
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Today's program includes brief reports on the reléase of the so-called "Paradise Papers" revealing how big companies like Apple and Nike as well as wealthy individuals use tax havens to manage their money. For years now the European Unión has decried the evasión of taxes through these havens. In a meeting of EU Finance Ministers, it was agreed to draw up a "blacklist" of these havens. The Catalan crisis continues at the forefront of Spanish news. Over the weekend deposed President Carles...

Duration: 00:30:57


English language broadcast - Updates on the on-going catalan crisis - 31/10/17

10/31/2017
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Today's program reviews the latest events in the on-going crisis in Spain: on Friday the Catalan Parliament declared the Independence of Catalonia and the Spanish government announced it was sacking members of the Catalan government, putting the region's administration under Madrid's rule, closing the Catalan offices in foreign countries and taking other measures allowed under article 155 of the Spanish Constitution. The government also called regional elections in Catalonia for December...

Duration: 00:34:36


English language broadcast - Bizet's Carmen at the Teatro Real (I) - 28/10/17

10/30/2017
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A classic modern production of Bizet's opera Carmen can be seen these days at Madrid's Teatro Real. The Catalan director Calixto Bieito has brought his Carmen, in a National Opera of Paris production, to Madrid, where audiences have been reawakened to the stinging vitality of Bizet's masterpiece. Justin Coe and Alison Hughes discuss aspects of the opera in two programs, this the first. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:33:23


English language broadcast - Panorama - 26/10/17

10/26/2017
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Today's program includes a look at the situation in Iraq after the autonomous region of Kurdistan held a referendum on independence in the mandated provinces and also in provinces iPeshmerga forces captured from Islamic State and now claimed as their own, among them the oil rich Kirkuk. Israel has supported Kurdish independence and the US has made them preferred allies in the war, however neither country came to their aid when last week Iraqi government forces entered the disputed...

Duration: 00:33:58


English Language Broadcast - On-going crisis: Catalonia - 24/10/17

10/24/2017
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Today's program reports on this weekend's extraordinary Cabinet meeting in which the Spanish government decided to activate article 155 of the Constitution whereby Madrid would impose direct rule over Catalonia. The measures include sacking the current elected Catalan government - President Carles Puigdemont and Vice President Oriol Junqueras as well as their advisors -and place the various Catalan institutions under the control of the corresponding government Ministries. The Prime...

Duration: 00:31:47


English language broadcast - Affairs: Catalonia - 21/10/17

10/21/2017
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In today's discussion of the Catalan bid for independence, Frank Smith draws on his experiences as a correspondent for the BBC in the early 80's to help explain the difference between media coverage of the crisis in the UK and US and within Spain. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:30:45


English language broadcast - Spain & Catalonia - 19/10/17

10/19/2017
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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had demanded that the Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont answer clearly: was he declaring Catalonia´s independence on the basis of the October 1st referendum results or not. Puigdemont in response demanded the Spanish National Police and Guardia Civil specially deployed to Catalonia be withdrawn and repeated his offer for dialogue. In the midst of that now almost familiar stalemate, a National Court judge's decision to imprison two Catalan civic...

Duration: 00:33:14


English language broadcast - Rock andaluz - 18/10/17

10/18/2017
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In the 1970's many rock musicians from Spain's southern region of Andalusia found inspiration in the "progressive" or psychedelic rock of such groups as Procol Harum, Pink Floyd, and King Crimson. So, the synthesizers, long electric guitar solos and winding endless riffs were included, as were the strains of Spain's own flamenco tradition. In today's program we play music by Triana, Alameda, Medina Azahara and El Barrio. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:32:34


English language broadcast - Panorama - 17/10/17

10/17/2017
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Wildfires in northwestern Spain and Portugal continue to blaze, so far they have left over thirty dead and hundreds injured. The fires in Spain appear to have been set by arsonists. The first part of today's program treats some of the climate-related news, including tropical storm Ophelia which hit Ireland Monday, the struggles of the people of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of two hurricanes, the wildfires in northern California, the continued exodus of Rohingya moslems from Myanmar in the...

Duration: 00:31:03


English language broadcast - A suspended declaration - 12/10/17

10/12/2017
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On Tuesday night the President of the regional Catalan government, Carles Puigdemont appeared to take into consideration the European Council President's advice. In an awkardly worded statement Puigdemont declared Catalonia's right to become an independent republic, on the basis of the October first referéndum results, and then immediately suspended the declaration in order to all a period of weeks of dialogue and mediated negotiations. Today's program also looks at the response of much of...

Duration: 00:31:49


English language broadcast - Panorama - 11/10/17

10/11/2017
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Today's program opens with news of Catalonia, on the eve of a possible unilateral declaration of independence. The program continues with reports on the fighting in Syria and Iraq, attacks in Somalia and Pakistan, a dispute between Turkey and the United States, and more. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:33:39


English language broadcast - Stages of a crisis - 07/10/17

10/7/2017
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Today's program, again dedicated to the crisis of Catalonia, follows the events leading to the weekend and includes international commentary. A major bank and other important companies in Catalonia announce their intention to move their headquarters elsewhere. The central government passes a decree making it easier for the companies to change their address. The head of the Catalan regional police and three others appear before the National Court in Madrid for a hearing in an investigation...

Duration: 00:34:34


English language broadcast - More Catalonia - 05/10/17

10/5/2017
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Today's program reports on King Felipe VI's televisión address in which he sternly reprimands the Catalan government for its disobedience and incitement to insurrection, and we present some responses to the speech as well as efforts to promote mediation between the Spanish State and the government of Catalonia. Then, October 4 is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Chilean Singer, songwriter and ethnomusicologist, Violeta Parra, whose music we play. Escuchar audio

Duration: 00:32:28

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