By Janice Randle
Spanish language sessions now have a reference resource to inspire serious considering and debate very important, present subject matters in Spain, Mexico, and the remainder of Latin and South the USA. Issues within the Spanish-Speaking World bargains 14 unique and interesting chapters, every one introducing an important factor within the headlines and offering seasoned and con positions for scholar debate, papers, and sophistication presentations.
Highlights contain the Basque query, indigenous rights, the Christopher Columbus controversy, bullfighting, and the warfare on medicines in Colombia. every one bankruptcy concludes with a source advisor and necessary vocabulary to facilitate expression in Spanish.
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32 min. Videocassette. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities 1999. Color. 33 min. Spanish bullfighter Jesus Millan Cambra watches a fighting bull fall during a bullfight in Valdemorillo, Spain on February 9, 2002. The Valdemorillo bullfight is traditionally the first important bullfight of the Spanish season. (AP Photo/Efe) Chapter 2 The Bullfight What would Spain be without bullfights? Does the bullfight represent the "essence" of Spain? Or would it be a "better place" if the bullfight, the fiesta nacional (also called the fiesta brava, fiesta de toros, la corrida de toros) were prohibited?
The stories of Marco Polo had circulated widely. By the 1470s, learned men all over Europe believed that the earth was round. None, however, had acted on this belief by setting out westward into the Atlantic Ocean to reach a destination in Asia; that was what set Columbus apart. To realize his dream, however, Columbus needed the backing and patronage of a sovereign prince. Probably with the help of his wife's family, in 1484 he was granted an audience with the king of Portugal, John II, who listened, considered and then rejected Columbus' proposal.
AP Photo/Ramon de la Rocha) Chapter 3 The Spanish Monarchy The current monarch, King Juan Carlos, is very popular with the Spanish public. Surveys show that the king, and the monarchy in general, is as popular today as it was 20 years ago. 1 When asked whether they think the monarchy should continue under Prince Felipe when his father leaves the throne, the Spaniards surveyed gave a similar positive response. Clearly, public opinion toward the monarchy and its future is positive. It hardly seems a controversial issue.
Issues in the Spanish-Speaking World by Janice Randle