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Spanish Connections: My Diplomatic Journey from Venezuela to Equatorial Guinea
Thursday, May 18th at 4pm – Mark L. Asquino, U.S. Ambassador (Ret.) and President, Global Santa Fe, will be speaking about his book “Spanish Connections: My Diplomatic Journey from Venezuela to Equatorial Guinea.” The book is a memoir about his diplomatic journey to Equatorial Guinea, a small Spanish-speaking country in West Africa. In his talk, he will discuss the many stops along the way that finally led to serving as U.S. Ambassador to Spain’s only former colony in sub-Saharan Africa. His assignment to Equatorial Guinea was the last piece needed to complete a full circle in a professional life that began in Franco’s Spain.
A life in full, all the way to Equatorial Guinea
Article about Mark Asquino, written by Phill Casaus for the Santa Fe New Mexican. April 8, 2023
AIA Book Club Meeting
May – Tunnel 29: The True Story of an Extraordinary Escape Beneath the Berlin Wall, by Helen Merriman.
*Please note: The May Book Club will meet Monday, May 15, at 7 pm via Zoom
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