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The Puerto Rico Basque Club loses Lasaga, Arrieta, the Bishop Mallona; in January Errasti, Garcia Chasco passed away…

05/13/2021

Jeus Lasaga and Ruben Arrieta in 2003, at the World Congress of Basque Collectivities in Vitoria-Gasteiz (photo Beñat Doxandabatz-Euskonews) On May 3rd Iñaki Mallona passed away in Puerto Rico. Bishop Emeritus in Arecibo, he was originally from Fruiz (Bizkaia) like his colleague Karmelo Etxenagusia [auxiliary Bishop of Bilbao who visited the Basque communities in the western United States with aita Tillous in 1999-2000].  Bishop Iñaki, as he was known on Puerto Rico, was a member of the local Basque club, Basques of ...

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Ibaiko Izarra provided Basque rhythm in the video “United Immigrants of Concordia,” for International Dance Day

05/13/2021

The neskak of the Gazte Lurra dance group performed “Arku Dantza,” for the Day of the Dantzari video The Basque community in Concordia at the Ibaiko Izarra Basque Club has strong ties with the community.  During the year it participates actively in events organized by the City and the United Immigrant Association in Concordia, normally in person, however, due to the pandemic, this year their participation has been virtual.

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Annual Assembly and elections at the Gure Txokoa Basque Club in Azul, confirming Maria Ines Etchevers as its president

05/12/2021

Image of the Annual Assembly online at the Gure Txokoa Basque Club in Azul in the province of Buenos Aires The Gure Txokoa Basque Club held its Annual Assembly virtually on April 30h where the annual report and balance sheets for 2019 and 2020 were considered and the management corresponding to the extension of the mandate of the previous board of directors was approved.  All this in accordance with the provisions of the Provincial Directorate of Legal Entities in its Disposition 28/2020 and after.

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Raul Noblecilla, president of the Lima Euskal Etxea paid tribute to Jesuit Pedro Arrupe 30 years after his death

05/12/2021

Father Pedro Arrupe Gondra (photo arrupe.jesuitgeneral.org) COVID-29 in Peru has already claimed more than 62,000 victims and has obliged the Lima Basque club to hold all of its activities virtually. In one of the latest contributions online, club president, Raul Noblecilla, published an article about Pedro Arrupe, priest from Bilbao born in 1907 and Superior General of the Society of Jesus from 1965 to 1983, with an important career as a missionary in which his ...

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Amable Martinez-Conde Elustondo passes away in Brazil, the last founding member of the Eusko Alkartasuna in Sao Paulo

05/10/2021

Amable was 97.  Pictured Ignacio Martínez, Pilar Alava and Amable Martínez-Conde receiving a plaque from the Basque club in 2014 Pilar Alava, president of the Eusko Alkartasuna Basque Club in Sao Paulo, told us the news of the death of the last founding member of Eusko Alkartasuna founded in 1959. Amable Martinez-Conde y Elustondo (Barakaldo 1923, Sao Paulo 2021) was 97 years old and was very beloved.  “Despite the fact that he has been unable to attend events in person due to his fragile health, he has always kept in touch, ...

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