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The Tejero coup, North Africa and back-slapping

The Tejero coup, North Africa and back-slapping

Josep Ramoneda looks at how Spain has celebrated the 30th anniversary of the foiling of the February 23 Tejero attempted coup, against the backdrop of the ongoing turmoil in North Africa, and he doesn’t like what he sees.

February 28th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

It’s Shakira Barcelona should fear, not Real Madrid

By Americanistadechiapas

Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona have won more than their fair share of trophies in the last couple of years. They’ve also set the benchmark for flowing, passing football and given the world Leo Messi. They’re currently seven points clear at the top of the liga standings and they have set up a showdown with Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey final. So everything’s okay, isn’t it?

February 28th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Welcome to Iberosphere…

Finally… phew! That was tough! After having my head stuck in PHP, CSS and HTML code for the last month to the point where I was actually rattling off taglines and text attributes in my sleep, Iberosphere is finally up and running.

February 27th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Portugal’s debt: a tale of pride and prejudice

Portuguese Prime Minister José Sócrates still has plenty to ponder. Photo: José Goulao.

Portuguese officials continue to insist they can keep the threat of a bailout at bay with their current austerity push. However, that does not mean the markets will be convinced.

February 24th, 2011 | Posted in Business, Portugal News | Read More »

Morocco’s Mohammed VI must decide

Moroccan Interior Minister Tayeb Cherkaoui addresses the press.

Protests in Morocco have not been as intense as in many neighbouring nations, despite some outbreaks of violence. However, if he is to avoid more alarming scenes, the monarch must take some big decisions – and soon.

February 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Contador in the clear, but under a cloud

Contador may have just scored his most significant victory.

The world’s top road cyclist has avoided receiving a lengthy ban for doping from the Spanish federation. But Spain is likely to face increased scrutiny from anti-doping authorities, who fear the country is going too far in protecting its athletes.

February 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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