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Life and Culture

Life and Culture

Their survival was one of the greatest achievements in American flight of the 20th Century.  Their mission has been called “the most successful space failure in history.” The Apollo 13 space mission was launched 47 years ago today, on April 11th, 1970. Its crew didn´t know then what their destiny would be, the dangers they would face, or how famous that phrase would become, as it was broadcast and translated – erroneously – around the world. There was even a movie made about their story.

As Franco’s government endeavored to rebuild the economy of country in shambles, companies started focusing on their own efforts to lay the foundations of their businesses in a new market, marked by much tighter government control and the impossibility of engaging in any sort of foreign commercial activity. As for banks, they faced the daunting task of putting back together the two realities into which the sector had been split during the war.

El Celler de Can Roca remains on the podium of the prestigious ranking published by British magazine Restaurant. Joan and Jordi Roca celebrated the award in Melbourne, where the The World’s 50 Best 2017 award ceremony was held. This acknowledgement comes a few weeks before the Roca brothers embark on the BBVA Tour across Spain, to pay homage to the country’s different regional cuisines.

His Majesty, Emeritus King Juan Carlos and Her Majesty, Emeritus Queen Sofía opened the exhibition “Treasures of the Hispanic Society Museum and Library” at the Prado Museum today, accompanied by the Minister of Education, Culture and Sports Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, BBVA Global Executive Chairman Francisco González and the Chair of the Museum’s Board, José Pedro Pérez-Llorca.

When Juan Vespucci drew the first complete image of the world, 500 years ago, he could have never imagined that his Mapa Mundi would be flying around the world from a still not very well traced location in North America. 200 artistic treasures from the most prominent collection of Spanish art outside the Iberian Peninsula have travelled from the home of the Hispanic Society of New York, to dress up the walls of the Prado Museum, from April 4th through September 10th.

The magazine Compromiso Empresarial has chosen the BBVA Microfinance Foundation‘s gaming tool for team management as one of the 10 most innovative social initiatives in 2016. This is the fifth edition of this ranking, compiled with the collaboration of CAF- Development Bank of Latin America, which received 350 project submissions from Latin America and Spain.

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Fulfilling one’s dreams is a great goal and is something that is always present in everything BBVA does. So much so that “Adelante por los sueños que aún nos quedan (Onwards for the dreams that we still have)” is a line in the lyrics of the corporate tune that BBVA adopted 10 years ago and that it is now leaving behind to take a leap forward with his new sonic DNA How we dream, which have a common denominator: dreams.