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Unmasking the weaver of dreams

Gerald Martin’s biography of Gabriel García Márquez reveals a little-known side of the Colombian novelist.

January 26th, 2010 | Posted in Books, Culture | Read More »

American breakfast and prayers for Zapatero

Zapatero’s apparent rapport with Barack Obama has brought an end to the frost of the Bush years, marking the latest development in Spain’s association with the United States. It has been a complex relationship which has seen plenty of twists over the decades.

January 25th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Naked but (probably) no safer

In the wake of the Christmas Day bombing attempt in the United States, body scanners are being touted as the latest solution to catch terrorists intent on bringing down planes. Spain, as the current EU term president, is weighing in on the security vs. privacy debate.

January 25th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Spain, Europe and the world: Zapatero’s moment

The rotating presidency of the European Union could be a chance for Zapatero to boost his international profile. But with Spain still in deep economic crisis, is its prime minister really the man to lead Europe out of recession?

January 24th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Sahara countdown

Resistance is often the key to winning any conflict, and although the best part of two decades have passed without any significant military action in the war for Western Sahara, the pro-independence Polisario Front has always set great store by the power to resist of the Sahrawi refugees in the camps at Tindouf, Algeria. While […]

January 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Halftime for Real Madrid’s neo-Galácticos

What do you buy with €250 million? If you’re Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez, you acquire a handful of the world’s most highly valued football players in a bid to create the best team on the planet. After his uncontested election as club president last summer, Pérez went shopping for a gaggle of superstars. Cristiano […]

January 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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