Basque News

Euskal Kazeta

Basque News

Euskal Kazeta

Basque News

Euskal Kazeta

About Us

Euskal Kazeta is the premier website for news about the Basque community in the United States.

We also report on topics relating to Basques and the culture in other parts of the world, but our specialty is covering Basque-American events, issues and personalities in the U.S. The Basques are an ethnic group characterized by the Basque language, a common culture and shared genetic ancestry to the ancient Vascones and Aquitanians. They originate from the region of northwestern Spain and southwestern France, but have migrated to many parts of the world, including the western United States.

Euskal Kazeta was launched in June 2009 and soon gained national recognition. Our news site was quickly named one of the nation’s promising new niche news sites by the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri.

Euskal Kazeta was the idea of Nancy Zubiri, author of “A Travel Guide to Basque America,” and was created by Zubiri, journalist and video producer Robert Lopez and artist, webmaster and video producer Pierre Igoa. Zubiri and Igoa are Basque-Americans who grew up with Basque traditions.

We also receive contributions from writers and photographers. We are always happy to consider contributions from writers. Payment is negotiable. Write to us at

The website is an Amazon Associate and we earn a small commission from qualifying purchases.

You can purchase Zubiri’s books, Travel Guide to Basque America and Jaialdi: A Celebration of Basque Culture on Amazon. Igoa’s art is available on Etsy at Basque Roots.

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Our Mission

The mission of Euskal Kazeta and its website is to promote social engagement and public education relating to Basque culture. Our objective is to share online resources such as news articles, videos, photos and other information about Basque people, current events and cultural and historical topics, with emphasis on the Basque American community. With those goals in mind, our website and social media often include posts and listings of Basque events, organizations, restaurants, festivals, etc. at no charge to the groups that sponsor the events. We focus on events that are open to the public.

History of Basque newspapers in the U.S.

Our name: Euskal means Basque and Kazeta means newspaper, gazette or journal.  Kazetari is the Basque word for journalist.

Only two newspapers have been published in Euskera (Basque) in the United States. Both came out of the Los Angeles in the late 1800s. Coincidentally, this news website is also published in Los Angeles. Lawyer Martin Biscailuz published Escualdun Gazeta (newspaper of the Basques) during the 1880s. Basque journalist Jean Pierre Goytino published  California’ko Eskual Herria (the Basque Country of California) (No. 19), (No. 39), ( No. 52) during the 1890s. It was created out of concern that the Basque language would disappear in the United States. Los Angeles had a flourishing Basque neighborhood (based around Aliso and Alameda streets) from 1880 to 1930. It was the first significant Basque community in the U.S.

During the 1970s, a non-Basque, Brian Wardle, published a newspaper in English called The Voice of the Basques out of Boise, Idaho for about three years.

Today, in addition to our news website Euskal Kazeta,  a few Basque websites and blogs exist that publish posts on a fairly regular basis, such as Buber’s Basque page (news and information) and HellaBasque (a blog).

Staff and contributors

We are interested in contributions from the community. If you are interested in contributing an article or other item, please e-mail us at

How to contact us

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To contact us, send e-mails to:

By mail:
P.O. Box 683
Venice, CA 90294

By Phone:
Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time at (310) 821-6579

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