SpLain: Explaining Spain in plain English

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We aim to explain relevant news from Spain in plain English. Hosted by Víctor Sánchez del Real, a journalist and former member of Congress. All videos from this new venture are also available on our podcast channel. Check them out at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFZ4NrPCeeqeWa7BBg6Xwr33K4XNgO-NP A project from journalist, Comms proffesor and former Member of Congress, Víctor Sánchez del Real. read less
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The Forgotten Explorer Who Mapped America's East Coast. #Splain4
Feb 27 2024
The Forgotten Explorer Who Mapped America's East Coast. #Splain4
Did you know New England and Canada had their own "Conquistador"? The Hidden Hand Behind America's Coastal Map: in 1524-1525, Esteban Gomez and 29 Spaniards mapped for the first time the entire East Coast of what is now the United States and Canada, from Florida to Nova Scotia, marking a significant yet underrecognized achievement in exploration history. Some even point that Esteban was of African origin. This exploration led to the first map of the East Coast of the United States, detailing rivers, capes, and key geographical features that were previously unknown. The video also touches on the reasons this significant exploration is not widely known. It suggests that American history, largely recorded by English-speaking writers, and the Spanish focus on their conquests in Central and South America may have overshadowed Gomez's contributions to mapping the Northern and Eastern parts of what is now the United States and Canada. Some of the locations first named in the expedition: Penobscot River - 1525 Bay of Fundy - 1525 Río Fondo - 1525 Sormes Sound? Halifax - 1525 Cabo de Mecchas Islas Owls Head - 1525 Río de San Juan Bautista Boothbay - 1525 Cabo de Santa María Cape Small? Pemaquid Point? - 1525 Río de Buena Madre Kennebec River? - 1525 Archipiélago de Esteban Gómez Casco Bay - 1525 Cabo de Arrecife Cape Elizabeth - 1525 Río Seco y Bahía Grande Saco River, Saco Bay - 1525 Bahía de San Juan Bautista Isles of Shoals? Narragansett Bay? - 1525 Bahía de San Cristóbal Cape Cod Bay - 1525 Cabo de Santiago Cape Cod - 1525 Cabo de las Arenas Monomoy Point? Nantucket? - 1525 Sandy Hook? - 1525 Cabo Henlopen? Cape May? - 1525 Río Salado Northern Chesapeake Bay? - 1525 Bahía de Santa María/ Bahía de Madre de Dios Chesapeake Bay - 1525 Cabo de San Juan Cape Henlopen? Cape Charles? - 1525 White Mountains - 1525 Portuguese Cove 1500? Sable Island 1529? Río de Montañas - 1525 Hallowell? - 1525 ### 🌍 Unveiling Shadows of the Past: The Forgotten Explorer Who Mapped America's East Coast - **Discovery and Exploration** 🚢: The video discusses a less-known chapter of American and Spanish history, focusing on the early exploration of the United States' East Coast by a Spanish ship. [Watch Here](https://youtu.be/rqa9-m8l4Yc?t=6) - **Esteban Gomez's Legacy** 🗺️: Born in Portugal, serving the Spanish King, Esteban Gomez embarked on a mission leading to the creation of the first detailed map of the East Coast, from Nova Scotia down to Florida. [Learn More](https://youtu.be/rqa9-m8l4Yc?t=120) - **Historical Significance** 📜: The video sheds light on why this significant exploration led by Gomez is not widely recognized today, suggesting the influence of English-speaking historians and the Spanish focus on other conquests. [Explore Further](https://youtu.be/rqa9-m8l4Yc?t=180) #### 🌟 Insights: - In **1524-1525**, Esteban Gomez and his crew mapped the entire East Coast, marking a pivotal moment in exploration history. [Detail Here](https://youtu.be/rqa9-m8l4Yc?t=240) - This led to the **first map** of the United States' East Coast, showcasing detailed geographical features unknown until then. [View Map Insights](https://youtu.be/rqa9-m8l4Yc?t=300)
#Splain2 Spain's Silent Uprising: Unveiling the Unseen Wave of Protests
Nov 30 2023
#Splain2 Spain's Silent Uprising: Unveiling the Unseen Wave of Protests
"Hidden Voices: The Unseen Wave of Protests in Spain". A conflict now being covered by Tucker Carlson. If you like this content, help me create more. Buy me a drink! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sanchezdelreal Si no habla inglés: Seleccione subs automáticos, español, en el desplegable. While Spaniards opposing a full amnesty for convicted and runaway criminals take to the streets, little is known about this grassroots movement. In "Hidden Voices: The Unseen Wave of Protests in Spain," Víctor Sánchez del Real offers a comprehensive video analysis uncovering the protests sweeping across Spain unnoticed by the international media. This detailed exposition scrutinizes the drivers of these demonstrations, delves into the demographics of the protesters, and contextualizes the socio-economic and political climates catalyzing such unrest. The video is designed to unpack the complexities of these protests, assessing their impact on Spain's domestic landscape and potential ripple effects on international relations. Tune in as we amplify the overlooked stories and provide a deep dive into Spain's burgeoning civil movements. Best Moments: - [00:02](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=2) - Introduction to the project "Hidden Voices: The Unseen Wave of Protests in Spain". - [00:46](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=46) - Explaining the urgency to report on the protests in Spain. - [00:92](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=92) - Challenges in explaining the causes of the protests. - [01:02](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=102) - Start of the demonstrations in front of the Socialist Party headquarters. - [01:47](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=147) - Description of the initial static demonstrations. - [02:95](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=295) - Reasons behind the protests: election of a new government and political negotiations. - [03:06](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=306) - Overview of the political parties in Spain and their impact on the current situation. - [04:26](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=426) - History of the separatist parties and their relationship with acts of terrorism. - [05:01](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=501) - Spontaneous and peaceful nature of the demonstrations. - [06:22](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=622) - Tension and violence escalation at one of the demonstrations. - [07:02](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=702) - Appearance of extremist groups and clashes with the police. - [08:19](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=819) - Debate on whether the demonstrations are peaceful or violent. - [09:16](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=916) - Complications arise with the emergence of violence in the demonstrations. - [10:23](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=1023) - Reflection on the international media coverage of the events in Spain. Resumen en Español, - [00:02](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=2) - Introducción al proyecto "Hidden Voices: The Unseen Wave of Protests in Spain". - [00:46](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=46) - Explicación de la urgencia de informar sobre las protestas en España. - [00:92](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=92) - Dificultades para explicar las causas de las protestas. - [01:02](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=102) - Comienzo de las manifestaciones frente a la sede del Partido Socialista. - [01:47](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=147) - Descripción de las manifestaciones estáticas iniciales. - [02:95](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=295) - Motivos detrás de las protestas: elección de un nuevo gobierno y negociaciones políticas. - [03:06](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=306) - Panorama de los partidos políticos en España y su impacto en la situación actual. - [04:26](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=426) - Historia de los partidos independentistas y su relación con actos de terrorismo. - [05:01](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=501) - Carácter espontáneo y pacífico de las manifestaciones. - [06:22](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=622) - Escalada de tensión y violencia en una de las manifestaciones. - [07:02](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=702) - Presencia de grupos extremistas y enfrentamientos con la policía. - [08:19](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=819) - Debate sobre si las manifestaciones son pacíficas o violentas. - [09:16](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=916) - La situación se complica con la aparición de violencia en las manifestaciones. - [10:23](https://youtu.be/3TknMp3dfeo?t=1023) - Reflexión sobre la cobertura de los medios internacionales de los eventos en España. #SpainProtests #HiddenVoices #SpanishPolitics #ProtestMovements #SocialUnrest #PoliticalAnalysis #SpainNews #CivicEngagement #DemocracyInAction #PublicDemonstrations #PeacefulProtest #SpanishGovernment #PoliticalNegotiations #Activism #tucker
#Splain3: Pedro Sánchez's Connections: Exploring Links Between the Spanish Leader, ETA and Hamas
Nov 30 2023
#Splain3: Pedro Sánchez's Connections: Exploring Links Between the Spanish Leader, ETA and Hamas
Pedro Sánchez's Controversial Connections: Exploring Links Between the Spanish Leader and ETA and Hamas In this in-depth video analysis, we delve into the intricate web of connections surrounding Pedro Sánchez, the currently elected Spanish Prime Minister, and his relationship to both ETA members now in Bildu, the Basque separatist group, and Hamas, the Palestinian militant organization. We will provide a comprehensive examination of the available data, including historical context, documented encounters, and statements made by relevant parties. Stay tuned for a meticulous breakdown of the facts, leaving no stone unturned in our pursuit of a thorough understanding of this complex issue. ETA, Sánchez, South American Regimes, Iran, all connected. If you like this content, help me create more. Buy me a drink! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/sanchezdelreal - [0:00](https://youtu.be/xMvCoA6Lwbc?t=0) - Introduction to the topic: Pedro Sánchez's connections with ETA and Hamas. - [0:27](https://youtu.be/xMvCoA6Lwbc?t=27) - Discussion on Sánchez's visit to Israel and Palestinian areas, leading to a diplomatic crisis with Israel and gratitude from Hamas. - [1:02](https://youtu.be/xMvCoA6Lwbc?t=62) - Analysis of the aftermath of Sánchez's speech and Hamas's response. - [1:10](https://youtu.be/xMvCoA6Lwbc?t=70) - Sánchez's expertise in dealing with terrorist groups, focusing on his strategic agreement with Bildu, linked to ETA. - [1:46](https://youtu.be/xMvCoA6Lwbc?t=106) - Evidence of convicted ETA members in Bildu's electoral lists and their election to local governments. - [2:04](https://youtu.be/xMvCoA6Lwbc?t=124) - Events supporting terrorists and links between Bildu leaders and terrorist activities. - [2:55](https://youtu.be/xMvCoA6Lwbc?t=175) - Sánchez's sympathies for international terrorist groups, influenced by communist members in his government. - [3:42](https://youtu.be/xMvCoA6Lwbc?t=222) - Conclusion on why Sánchez is supported by and shows support for terrorist groups, both locally and internationally.