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Dark horse Díez races into the limelight

Rosa Díez’s UPyD seems to be making gains as Spain’s two main parties struggle to maintain their credibility. But is this new arrival on the scene a viable political alternative or simply a novelty act?

May 31st, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Baltasar Garzón: a judge too far?

Spain’s most famous and reviled magistrate has gone into exile. After years spent tackling big cases, his attempts to probe the crimes of the Franco era appear to have brought his career in Spain to a premature end.

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

Mourinho: Madrid’s saviour, Barça’s anti-Christ?

The Portuguese faces perhaps the greatest challenge of his career. His management style will ensure sparks fly and players perform – but is that enough?

May 24th, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Seeking the perfect leader for a two-horse race

No team can get close to Real Madrid and Barcelona in the Spanish league – but that’s not good enough for this year’s runner-up.

May 21st, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

The market tears up Zapatero’s social contract

The Spanish prime minister has been forced to abandon a cornerstone of his government’s policies and introduce harsh austerity measures. He must now find other ways of wooing the electorate.

May 18th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Awareness grows, but domestic abuse goes on

New laws aimed at combating domestic violence are having little impact on a long-running problem, though attitudes are starting to change and awareness is growing.

May 13th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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