Caracas, Venezuela. Last week number 119 of Jazoera the Basque-Venezuelan newsletter corresponding to February 2021 was published coordinated from Caracas by Pedro Javier Arriaga Aguirre. It has two articles dedicated to Karmele Leizaola Azpiazu, a reference in journalistic design and layout in Venezuela who passed away in February in Madrid. Born in Donostia, she grew up personally and professionally in Venezuela, where she played a very active part as well as her family in the local Basque community.
Along with these, Jazoera 119 includes articles by Pedro Javier Arriaga himself and others selected from both the Venezuelan and Euskadi press with topics such as the announcement of the restoration of the doors of the Alberto Adrianai building, in San Cristobal, a work by the Basque carver exiled from the war of 1936, Ceferino Bilbao Echederra; article “Pello and Mikel Irujo on Radio Euskadi,” from Iñaki Anasagasti’s blog; extensive report on Basque and Spanish food in the memory of Caracas, by Alberto Veloz in “El Estimulo,” Debate in the Basque Parliament,” also from Iñaki’s Anasagasti’s blog, or the “Gora Euzkadi Askatuta,” that made Radio San Sebastian Tremble,” by Iban Gorriti, reprinted from Deia.
In “Carmelo Morrillas Olasagasti, Gipuzkoan Stained Glass Artist,” Arriaga Aguirre writes about the work and Venezuelan legacy of Morillas after his residency beginning in the 50s for two decades in the Caribbean country; Arriaga incorporates four new files, from 23-26; and an extensive report by Ostavio Sisco Ricciardi, on the destruction of Basque architecture in Venezuela, among other contents.
The Jazoera #119 has 61 pages and is in Spanish.
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