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Farewell to football’s crunching tackle?

With referees punishing defenders more than they used to and cynical strikers using the tactic of play-acting, life is hard for soccer’s big tacklers.

November 16th, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Camp mentality reflects Western Sahara’s new dissidence

The Sahrawi camp set up to protest against Moroccan policy in the Saharan region has been violently dismantled. This episode contains some significant lessons for both Rabat and the pro-independence Polisario.

November 15th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Spain’s smoking ban: stubbing out freedom

An anti-tobacco law in place since 2006 gives Spanish bars, restaurants and their clients the right to decide. But an imminent reform threatens to make that right –and the evocative smell of smoke– a thing of the past.

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Pellegrini embraces Málaga’s long-term dream

The Chilean coach has had a rollercoaster ride in Spanish football. But he may have just found a club tailor made for his low-key qualities.

November 8th, 2010 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Batasuna does legwork as ETA inches towards Basque peace

While a number of factors influence and complicate current attempts to ensure a lasting peace in the Basque region, the changing relationship between ETA and its political wing is at the heart of this process.

November 5th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Pope’s visit highlights challenges for Spanish Church

Benedict XVI arrives in Santiago on November 6 with the country’s Catholic heritage on the wane and hoping to contain the spread of progressive social reforms.

November 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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