The important thing, they say, is talked about, even evil. I prefer to speak well, especially from Salamanca. It is not the same be news of a riot in the Topas prison, for instance, that because a student of the USAL is the most successful of Spain. And Salamanca, unfortunately, you need to talk much more of it to because of its geographical containment, to low income, lack of job opportunities and the systematic neglect by the government. So, although one has been absent from recent cultural events, has closely followed the evolution of the V International Festival of the Arts, by its very name, has forced him to talk about themselves Castilla media and Leon. This year has had other reasons for notoriety, of course: from work the basketball Avenue Perfume, as always, but this year has not made any title until the UDS, which came to head the table at some point. But all that, what you want to know, is irrelevant because we will never be a sports power, an activity that requires hundreds of millions who do not have.

In contrast, the other a “culture, entertainment, art a ” is ours, but this critical year the budget has been halved. Therefore, I repeat, it is important to keep talking of Salamanca as the European cultural capital than fleeting success drowsy after 2002. Probablementea exagerandoa we will not deal. Perhaps there has been a flood of new travelers to enjoy the festival closed. Surely the figure of 180,000 viewers is more a wish than a reality, because it would mean that the event has had as many participants as fellow ena registered capital, which is saying something. I do not mind. What is certain is that tomorrow, when this Don Carlos Calixto Bieito in Mannheim, will know that the work was premiered earlier in Salamanca, the Spanish city hosts the culture around the world.

And that, being a relevant cultural city, it was priceless. Enrique Arias Vega (Bilbao) is a Spanish journalist and economist. Graduated from the University of Stanford, has been writing almost forty years. His articles have appeared in most of the Spanish newspapers in the Italian magazine “Terzo Mondo” and in the newspaper “News of the World” in New York. Among other charges, has been director of “El Periodico” Barcelona, “advancement” of Salamanca, and the release of “ABC” in Valencia and CEO of Grupo Zeta publications and adviser to several media companies.