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“People in Buenos Aires and Montevideo are helping people in Bilbao and the Basque Country practice Basque on Mintzanet”

05/15/2020

Ritxi Lizartza, founder of the Maramara Linguistic Services* Philologist from Donostia, Ritxi Lizartza, is the founder of *maramara* Linguistic Services", a company that is involved in several projects related to the Basque language.  Among these, and maybe the one most used in the Diaspora is Mintzanet, a program that provides the possibility of practicing Euskera free of charge on the Internet.

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Paul Ygartua will inaugurate in Vancouver an exhibit in honor of the heroes in the fight against COVID-19

05/15/2020

“Our Warriors on the Front Lines,” by Paul Ygartua The Ukama Gallery will inaugurate works by Paul Ygartua tomorrow.  It is a collection of large canvases, the result of his work during the pandemic.  Born in Liverpool and long time resident in Vancouver, the artist with Basque roots pays tribute to the workers on the front line fighting the Coronavirus.  “Heroes/Warriors,” as he calls calles them, include all ...

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Aita Antton will celebrate mass this Sunday on what would have been the Los Banos Basque Festival's beginning

05/15/2020

Father Antton Egiguren will celebrate in Basque in English via Facebook what would have been the festival's kick off On the calendar of Basque festivals in the Western United States, next Sunday, May 17, was time for the celebration of the 56th Annual Los Banos Basque Festival, organized by the Los Banos Basque Club. It was cancelled a couple of months ago due to the coronavirus, but aita Antton Egiguren, Basque chaplain for the USA, maintains the online celebration of the picnic's mass in Basque and ...

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Anna Mari Aguirre, New York Basque, passes away after an entire life of quiet and efficient work in favor of the Basque culture

05/14/2020

Anna Mari Aguirre passed away in New York from a cancer relapse Anna Mari Aguirre passed away in New York.  She was a clear example of a Basque in the Diaspora that wasn’t born in Euskal Herria but she always walked through life honoring the Basqueness she inherited at home from her parents, both Americans like her, and her grandparents who settled in New York.  A sentiment that was accompanied at all times by a remarkable capacity for work and a remarkable ...

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The RSBAP publishes a book on Iparragirre and Basques in Madrid in the 19th century, by journalist Francisco de Paula

05/13/2020

'Iparragirre en la Corte, el Gernikako Arbola y los vascos en el Madrid del XIX,' written by Francisco de Paula Garcia The Delegation in Court of the Royal Basque Society of Friends of the Country (RSBAP, Euskalerriaren Lagunen Elkartea) has just published a book on Jose Maria Iparragirre and Basques in Madrid in the 19th century entitled, Iparragirre in the Court. The Gernikako Arbola and the Basques in Madrid in the 19th Century.  Its author, Francisco de Paula Garcia, is a journalist and technical secretary at the ...

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The Eusko Etxea in Caracas renovates and reactivates its website: “It is an important bridge and showcase”

05/12/2020

Frontpage of the Caracas Eusko Etxea’s updated website The renovation and reactivation of the club’s website by the board of directors, led by president Ibane Azpiritxaga, is another step on the way to “updating and providing the best service possible to our members and Basque community in Venezuela.”  The Basque club’s institutional presence online was brief and the website hadn’t been updated since 1997.  Now it returns with its ...

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A book about the experience of five former ETA prisoners, published in Argentina by Lauburu, a local publishing company

05/12/2020

Cover of the Argentine edition of “Recoja sus cosas” by Ander Zurimendi from Vitoria-Gasteiz “How does someone who spent 30 years as a prisoner live outside? “What is the process of social re-adaptation like? These are some of the topics covered by Ander Zurimendi, journalist from Vitoria-Gasteiz in Recoja sus cosas (Gather your things) beginning with “the personal, human and even intimate experiences of five former ETA prisoners, all affected by the Parot Doctrine and released in ...

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New bertsos about the Coronavirus from the Diaspora, this time from Todor Azurtza Sorrondegi, from Boise, Idaho

05/11/2020

Todor Azurtza is a member of the Euzkaldunak Board of Directors in Boise that published his bertsos in its newsletter Over the last few days, we have published two videos and a text created in relation to COVID-19 by Basques in the Diaspora.  After the videos of Martin Goicoecha, from Rock Springs, Wyoming and Jexux Goñi from Reno, Nevada; and after a song composted by Mattin Lerrisa with lyrics by Begoña Echeverria from Chino, California, we now add bertsos from Boise, Idaho by Todor Azurtza published in ...

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2020 edition of “Buenos Aires Celebrates the Basque Country:” online, successful and “setting a model for other communities”

05/11/2020

Final Fandango at the 2020 virtual BAC

For six hours straight broadcast on the internet and on social media, the proposal from the Basque community achieved victory over the situation imposed by the Coronavirus and generated much excitement with much participation, with important references from the world of politics, culture, and sports joining in from Argentina as well as from Euskal Herria.  Zorionak to the Laurak Bat Basque Club and all those who participated, establishing a milestone in the history of Buenos Aires Celebrates.

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The City of Buenos Aires will broadcast BAC Basque Country on its social media: see program and schedule

05/08/2020

Updated BAC 2020 program Without neglecting their obligations as leaders in the context of the pandemic, the Government of the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (CABA) not only gave the go-ahead, but also endorses the digital version of “Buenos Aires Celebrates the Basque Country” that will take place this Sunday May 10 beginning at 12pm. Depending on its possibilities, and emergencies that may occur on Sunday, the city will also ...

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