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254 years since the opening of the Colegio de San Ignacio...

Colegio de las Vizcaínas. México
On September 9, the Colegio de San Ignacio de Loyola – Vizcaínas School, founded by the Basques living in Mexico City in the 18th century, celebrates its "birthday"

The Galapagos island that Ecuador owes the Basques, and other stories...

Isla Floreana, Galapagos
Floreana, one of the Galapagos Islands, could be the property of a town in Soule, Barcus. Brought to us by France Bleu

Akelarre (Coven of Sisters): the real story behind the hit new...

Fotograma de Akelarre (©Lamia producciones)
"Coven of Sisters (Akelarre)", based on the 17th century witch hunts and the case of young Basque women in Labourd, is a worldwide hit

Sullivan de Prendrgast, the Irishman who fought with the Basques against...

ikurriña del batallón irrintzi con arpa irlandesa
More information about "Jack" Sullivan de Prendrgast, the Irishman who fought with the Basques in their struggle against fascism in the Irrintzi Battalion

The Basque connection with Edith Pretty that’s not told in Netflix’s...

Edith Pretty  retrato del British Museum
The Basque Children of '37 Association shares with us the story of Edith Pretty, the protagonist of the Netflix film "The Dig", and a hero of the Basque war children in the UK

The Basque Roots of Catalonia

El mapa más antiguo que se conserva de la cordillera pirenaica (1482) / Fuente: Cartoteca de Catalunya
Today, in their History section, the Catalan digital daily El Nacional has published an amazing article by Marc Pons taking a great look at the...

Basque Chronicles: Merchants and Administrators: the role of the Basques in...

Vista de Lima a Finales del siglo XVIII
We've often spoken here on the blog about the role the Basques played in colonial Latin America.  In the more than three centuries separating...

Mary of Jesus of Ágreda, Lima, the Franciscans, the Passionists, and...

María Jesús de Agreda
To read the life of Sister Mary of Jesus of Ágreda (Ágreda, Soria 1602—1665) is to discover one of the most influential women in...

Aberri Eguna 2020: the Ikurriña as a symbol of the Basque...

Luis de Guezala has a PhD in History and a Masters in Archiving from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).  He is also...

Preconceptions of “national essence” when discussing the Ezkuzta Magdalenian sticks

 Estado original de la varilla 3 en el momento de su descubrimiento (fotografía: Antxieta Arkeologia Taldea).
A few days ago, we came across an article on several sites about a study carried out by a group of Basque scientists on...