Tag Archives: Spain

What happened to the mexica gods after the Conquest?

Contemporary Aztec (Nahua) villages vary enormously in the degree to which they continue to practice the ancient religion and follow the old gods. Some have lost their Aztec beliefs and practice forms of Catholicism or Protestantism that are very similar to religions practiced in Europe or North America. Others follow traditions that are firmly rooted in the ancient Aztec past and hold beliefs in the same gods worshiped by their ancestors. Most contemporary Aztec communities fall somewhere between these two extremes of religious belief and practice. Continue reading

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe), also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe (Spanish: Virgen de Guadalupe) is a celebrated Roman Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary. The shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe was the most important Marian shrine in the medieval kingdom of Castile. It is revered in the monastery ofSanta … Continue reading

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Look refugees in the eye

By Jessica Chasmar – The Washington Times – Friday, June 10, 2016 Two North African asylum seekers have been charged with arson in Germany after they allegedly set fire to a shelter in the western city of Duesseldorf. German investigators … Continue reading

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Land and Freedom

Land and Freedom from Eagainst.com on Vimeo. The Spanish revolution, the anarchists and the POUM and the repressive tactics of Stalinists

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The sea of plastic

Since the 1980s, Almería in southern Spain has developed the largest concentration of greenhouses in the world, covering 26,000 hectares. The greenhouses reflect so much sunlight back into the atmosphere that they are actually cooling the province, Spanish researchers have … Continue reading

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a country without a currency

Next week Scotland will hold a referendum on whether to leave the United Kingdom. And polling suggests that support for independence has surged over the past few months, largely because pro-independence campaigners have managed to reduce the “fear factor” — … Continue reading

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The World in 1013 AD: China Rising, Militant Islam

What was our world like a thousand years ago? Of course, technologically very different, but Song China and Muslim Spain had made real advances in science, technology and infrastructure. Some of the themes salient then are still recognizable today.

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World richest

  1 Charles & David Koch $ 80.2 billion USA 2 Carlos Slim Helú $ 71.8 billion MEX 3 Bill Gates $ 61.1 billion USA 4 Amancio Ortega $ 53.5 billion SPN 5 Warren Buffett $ 46.5 billion USA 6 … Continue reading

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Top 5 nations that use renewable energy

Solar, wind, tidal and geothermal energy made up only 1.3 percent of total global energy use in 2011, but that’s up 15.5 percent from the previous year. This is increasing due to policy and private investment, as well as commitments … Continue reading

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los hombres del guante blanco

2 de octubre: Imágenes de un fotógrafo del gobierno Madrid.- Fueron tomadas por la noche. El flash ilumina el primer plano, deja sombras detrás de las figuras que destacan, mantiene el fondo en la penumbra. Son fotografías que fijan en … Continue reading

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