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They demolish the statue of Ponce de León in Puerto Rico the same day that the King arrives

The statue of Juan Ponce de León in the historic center of Old San Juan has been knocked off its pedestal a few hours before Puerto Rico receives the official visit of the King. Although the withdrawal of this sculpture had been requested, along with that of Christopher Columbus, the acts of hostility towards statues of Spanish conquistadors scattered in the United States had not reached the Caribbean island.

Pedro García Cuartango: The enigma of the bees of San Torcuato de Santorcaz

About 50 kilometers from Madrid, near Alcalá de Henares, is the small town of Santorcaz of less than 1,000 inhabitants.

Few know that there was a fortified compound there that served as the summer residence for the archbishops of Toledo and that Cardinal Cisneros and Ana de Mendoza de la Cerda, the princess of Éboli, were imprisoned there. The current castle, with its seven stone towers, dates from the 14th century and was built by order of the bishop and warrior Peter Tenorio, who served the Trastámara in their fight for the Crown of Castile. There was an old Carpetano town in this enclave in pre-Roman times and, later, a Muslim fortress. After the Arabs were defeated around the 11th century, the templars they arranged a network of fortifications in the area, including that of Santorcaz.

From the Dominican Republic to a town in Madrid: the reverse route of a shipwreck in the 18th century

When the team of Mercury Galleons Project began to investigate the shipwreck Our Lady of Guadalupe, which occurred in 1724 in the bay of Samaná (Dominican Republic), could not have imagined that their steps would return them to Spanish lands, to dig just 50 kilometers from Madrid. The paths of Archeology are sometimes inscrutable. In New Baztan, the town founded at the beginning of the 18th century by Juan de Goyeneche, have searched for the remains of its old glass factory and their findings have confirmed what they already suspected. The 364 crystal glasses and other pieces that the ship was secretly transporting did not come from this Spanish production center, so “they were contraband, we now know that they were made in Central Europe, that they were bohemian,” explains archaeologist Carlos León Amores.

BCNegra 2022: From Sophocles to Don Winslow’s Narcoliterature

Going back to the old mantras and with all the topics in their place, because if the genre is well served by something, it is reinforced concrete topics, the Councilor for Culture of the Barcelona City Council, Jordi Martí, has lifted the first veil of BCNegra, that of the presentation of the program of events, underlining that, drum roll, the crime novel “is the mirror that best reflects the darkest and most hidden parts of reality.” Once the presentations are made (here the reality, here the writer who will stab it), the names arrive.

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