The Basque Government has made two new appointments this morning in the area of Foreign Affairs, namely appointing Ander Caballero Barturen as the Basque Delegate to the United States, Canada and Mexico, and also appointing Rafael Kutz Garaizabal as Delegate to Chile and Peru. Other recent appointment in this area is Sara Pagola as Delegate of the Basque Country in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.
2013-03-12

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A workshop on Basque Rituals this weekend in Boise as part of the Basque cultural workshops offered by BSU
“Annual Rituals that Define Basques” is the title of this weekend’s workshop that BSU offers as part of a Basque Culture Series. The sessions will take place on Saturday and Sunday, and will be taught by historian Dr. John Ysursa. The Basque Studies Minor at BSU offers a series of interesting workshops throughout the year on Basque culture. Last week’s workshop on “Women in Basque Culture,” was taught by Dr. Lisa Corcostegui and the next one will feature Jacob Singer, whose topic is “Basque Stories: Fact or Fiction.”
2013-03-08

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The IX edition of the Euskal Herria Mugaz Gaindi seminar will analyze the return of Basque emigrants
The IX International Seminar Euskal Herria Mugaz Gaindi (Beyond the Borders of Euskal Herria) will take place in June at the University of Deusto in Bilbao. This year, the meeting of experts in Basque Diaspora and exile will focus on the return of Basque emigrants and its impact on society. What was left of the homes of returned emigrants and exiles? How were they received? What contributions, tangible or intangible, did they make to the country? What effect did they have on the household or local economies? International experts will try to answer these and more questions.
2013-03-08

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The Pello Mari Otaño written verse contest is underway with a category dedicated to the Diaspora
The Hernandorena Cultural Association in Zizurkil has opened the “First Pello Mari Otaño written verse (bertso) contest,” in memory of the great Gipuzkoan bertsolari. Additionally, as a nod to the years Otaño spent in Argentina, the contest has devoted a category exclusively to Basques in the Diaspora. It also includes an adult and a youth category. Winners will be awarded 250 and 500 Euros.
2013-03-08

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Korrika 18 starts on Saturday in the Diaspora: from Boise it will go to London, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Brno, Belfast, Liverpool…
Even though the real race that takes place in the Basque Country without stop for ten days will begin next Thursday, this year Basques in Boise will take the lead and hold their Korrika this Saturday. The fuse has been lit, and next weekend the race will also arrive in many other places in the Diaspora like Buenos Aires, Madrid, Barcelona, Toulouse, Montevideo, Belfast, Brno, Geneva…and many more.
2013-03-07

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Eusko Etxea of New York hosts an exhibit of photographer and journalist Antonio Castro, from Tutera/Tudela. The exhibit is titled "Antzerki eskena eta begiradak/ Sights and Scenes of the Theater" and shows some pictures related to theater that Antonio Castro has taken over the years.
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