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President Ronald Reagan’s 1986 Immigration Reform legalized the status of some 3 million

Former President Ronald Reagan (AP)

What Happened: In 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed an immigration reform into law that legalized the status of some 3 million people.
Why It Matters: It proves that passing comprehensive immigration legislation is possible.
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An early spring visit to Cartagena, South east Spain.

Cartagena, Cityscape, harbours, Mediterranean, spain, street photogrphy, travel photography, western Mediterranean.

Nigel Borrington

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Cartagena, south east Spain
Street and cityscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

The Spring and late Winter is one of the best time of year to visit Spain, the following images are taken in a the small coastal town of Cartagena , a very friendly and lively little town that has a colourful history including having been of the the key ports for the Roman empire.

“Much of the historical weight of Cartagena in the past goes to its coveted defensive port, one of the most important in the western Mediterranean. Cartagena has been the capital of the Spanish Navy’s Maritime Department of the Mediterranean since the arrival of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century. As far back as the 16th century it was one of the most important naval ports in Spain, together with Ferrol in the North. It is still an important naval seaport, the main military haven…

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Sevilla. The gardens of Casa de Pilatos.

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Smoked Salmon Quesadillas with Creamy Chipotle Sauce

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I love smoked salmon, and I love chipotle sauce.  I was not so sure I would love the two together.  I couldn’t picture it in my mind.  After a little back and forth I decided to give them a try and I am glad I did.  I should have realized the smoky flavor of the salmon would pair perfectly with the smoky chipotle pepper sauce.

There was just enough heat for me to leave these with a little kick, and not a mouth on fire kind of feeling.  I wasn’t sure they would seem cheesy enough with just cream cheese and feta since it was such a thin spread on the tortillas, but I’d say it did the trick.  If you do like your quesadillas oozing with cheese though I would suggest throwing a little more in there, or perhaps using a bit of shredded Monteray Jack in addition to…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

History, Spain, World Heritage and tagged Extremadura, Francesco Pizzaro, Hérnan Cortés, Photography, Spanish Empire, Travel, Trujillo.

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Francesco Pizzaro Trujillo Extremadura Spain

Francisco Pizzaro Trujillo Extremadura

“…the breed of men who conquered a continent with a handful of adventurers, wore hair shirts day and night until they stuck to their flesh, and braved the mosquitoes of the Pilcomayo and the Amazon”                                                        Gerald Brenan

In the hilltop town of Trujillo, above the sunburnt plain of Extremadura, there stands a statue of a man who changed the course of history. Francisco Pizarro was born here, the illegitimate son of a Castilian soldier. Five hundred years ago, he left to seek his fortune in the New World. With fewer than 200 troops and a few dozen dogs and horses, he conquered the vast empire of the Incas and the Spanish colonisation of South America had begun.

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Alhambra,Granda Spain

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Spanish basque country : the Atlantic coast ( 56 photos ).

ICI & LA NATURE PICTURES

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 These photos were taken along the rugged Atlantic Coast between San Sebastian and Bilbao….

The Basque Country is located both in France and in Spain. The Western Pyrenees split the two countries (Spain and France), but not the Basque Country which features a strong identity with its own language as well as deep rooted traditions.

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Take a break in the rush  : Ici et Là nature.

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