Starting on International Women’s Day, we began highlighting the vital everyday work of some of the wonderful women in leadership at the Embassy. Take a look at the playlist above to learn more about them, starting with Major Cristina Andreu of the Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil), the first ever woman to be a Spanish Home Affairs Attaché abroad.
Founded in Madrid in 1846 by a group of Spanish leather craftsmen, King Alfonso XIII of Spain granted Enrique Loewe Hinton, a descendant of the original brand founder, the title of Supplier to the Royal Court. The story of Loewe is built on a history of craftsmanship and passion.
In the late ’80s, the fashion house founded the Loewe Foundation, which nurtures talent and builds educational programs in fields including poetry, dance, and craft, all in an effort to uphold Spanish heritage.
Talk to us a little bit about “Lost in New York.” Where did the idea for this book and illustrations come from?
It all started with a proposal from Françoise Mouly, editor at Toon Books. She wanted to do a version of a book that Lewis Trondheim and I published in France, “Les Trois Chemins” (“The Three Paths”). In the end, we realized that the book adaptation was not possible, so we decided to develop a new project from scratch. We now had writer Nadja Spiegelman to craft a script. Considering that Toon Books is a comic publisher of a…
When speaking about the origins of the United States, Great Britain generally dominates the conversation, given the two countries’ shared history and language. In her book El Norte (The North), Carrie Gibson aims to demonstrate the deep-seeded Spanish roots in the modern-day United States, preceding the British presence and influence in the country.
In her narrative, the author shows the main cultural issues that have been there since the beginning, but which are still unresolved today. These problems are: language, belonging, community, race, and nationality. El Norte offers a chronology of the dramatic history of Hispanic North America from the…
Highlighting the successes of U.S. - Spain relations