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Feast of the Immaculate Conception honors Spain’s Patroness

December 8th, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, has been celebrated in Spain since 1644 to commemorate a brilliant military victory against the Dutch, presumably...

Juan Domingo Perón, Argentinian president and populist demagogue

Controversial, but undisputedly popular former Argentinian president and founder of the Peronist movement, Juan Domingo Perón, was born in the province of Buenos Aires...

Spanish government presents its version of civil war history

On September 15th, 2020 the Spanish Council of Ministers approved the Draft Bill of Democratic Memory that will repeal the controversial, very one-sided Law...

35 years ago, Pope John Paul II asked pardon for slave trade

Polish Pontiff John Paul II (1920-2005), nicknamed "The Pilgrim Pope”, made 104 foreign trips to 129 countries, including Muslim nations like Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Jordan,...

Antonio Salazar, Portugal’s last defender of its glorious past

Antonio Salazar’s death basically marked the end of a centuries-old era in Portuguese history.

Taiwan’s Vice President to retake position in research and teaching

Taiwan’s Vice President Chen Chien-jen will soon be back to “normal” life.

Catholics and the Vatican in Taiwan

Christians are a tiny minority in Taiwan, but Catholics are well-represented by the Vatican.

Personal background and name choice

I'm neither Dutch nor am I a sailor, but in a way I identify with that legendary figure. Please read a little about the reasons for my cosmopolitan restlessness.

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