SPAIN: AT BREAKING POINT? A political and economic analysis for 2013 IBERIANS OF THE YEAR: The most influential people and groups of 2012

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Iberosphere calls it a day after three-and-a-half years… Read More »


Aug 16 2013 / 5 Comments
Bárcenas



The scandal implicating the Spanish government’s Partido Popular goes right to the top, but by skirting democratic norms, the prime minister is managing to pretend it doesn’t exist.… Read More »


Jul 12 2013 / 3 Comments
Graça Barroso



A hugely influential figure on the country’s ballet scene, Barroso has died at the age of 62.… Read More »


Jul 8 2013 / No Comments
Toros



Can bullfighting survive its many challenges?… Read More »


Jul 1 2013 / 5 Comments
At least one Spanish police patrol-boat explored the waters off Gibraltar recently.



Rajoy's strong mandate, the Spanish exile...and a fond farewell.… Read More »


Jun 28 2013 / 5 Comments
  1. : Iberosphere calls it a day after three-and-a-half years... Aug 16 2013 / 5 Comments / Read More »
  1. : The scandal implicating the Spanish government’s Partido Popular goes right to the top, but by skirting democratic norms,... Jul 12 2013 / 3 Comments / Read More »
  1. : Rajoy's strong mandate, the Spanish exile...and a fond farewell.... Jun 28 2013 / 5 Comments / Read More »
  1. Iñaki: Great post! But only because it goes to show that both men and women...
  2. Candide: Let my reply with yesterday’s entry in my blog. I’m...
  3. Sergi: Let me share what one of Merkel’s advisers decleared two days...
  4. Iain Salisbury: Sigh!
  5. Xavier Grustan Briansó: After reading your article, I just have to strongly...

Rajoy denies corruption despite revelations »

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gave a press conference on July 15 in which he denied all the allegations linking…

Jul 16 2013 / Watch video » / See all videos »

What new holiday rental licences in Spain could mean »

Plans to introduce a new licensing system may be confusing, but they shouldn’t cause overdue alarm for those renting out vacation properties.…

Jun 6 2013 / 2 Comments / Read more » / Iberosphere Expats »
New proposals would include a tax on holiday rental income.

Politics

Gesto por la Paz

The end of ETA…still? »

It’s nearly two years since the terrorist group announced it was laying down its weapons. But recently there have been signs that real peace is yet to arrive in the…

Jun 13 2013 / No Comments / Read More »

The private sector moves into Spain’s public hospitals »

Lasquetty

The regional government of Madrid’s health chief is pressing ahead with controversial privatisation plans despite lacking any independent evidence it will improve…

Jun 3 2013 / No Comments / Read More »

Spain still wrestles with immigration »

A recent study showed that 48.9 percent of Spaniards believe immigration brings the quality of education down, yet the reality is different.

As the country’s economic slump stretches on, the challenge of dispelling misinformation about immigrants and encouraging their integration stiffens.…

May 29 2013 / No Comments / Read More »
Spain’s Socialists are desperate for new blood » Portugal celebrates memory of 1974 despite bailout burden (Audio) »

Culture

A slow death in the afternoon »

Toros

Can bullfighting survive its many challenges?…

Jul 1 2013 / 5 Comments / Read More »

The tragic struggle of the loser on the Vespa »

Alfredo Landa

The late Alfredo Landa was more than just a star of Spanish comic cinema – he represented a country’s national and generational…

May 14 2013 / 3 Comments / Read More »
Portugal stakes a claim at Colombian book fair » The apocalypse comes to Barcelona »
Graça Barroso

Graça Barroso: Portugal’s “complete” dancer »

A hugely influential figure on the country’s ballet scene, Barroso has died at the age of 62.…

Jul 8 2013 / No Comments / Read More »

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