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Aznar lets his hair down

The former Spanish prime minister is enjoying life as a high-earning poster boy of neo-conservative values. But having put his famed austerity behind him, Aznar is in danger of remaining a divisive political figure, who refuses to embrace the statesmanship befitting a retired national leader.

February 16th, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Goya Awards: and the winner is… González-Sinde

The annual Spanish cinema awards offered up a surprise in Catalan drama Pa negre, but the real drama on the night was the ongoing dispute over whether the internet is to blame for the industry’s problems.

February 15th, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Bye-bye to Spain’s savings banks

Amid a wave of mergers, planned stock market listings and new financial regulations, Spain’s two-century-old affair with savings banks is coming to an end.

February 15th, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Sortu puts spotlight on Spanish justice system

The unveiling of a new Basque pro-independence party that rejects ETA violence is a major development. Giving its request to run in local elections a fair hearing would reflect well on Spain’s courts, given the maelstrom of political feeling that surrounds this issue.

February 11th, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Industry infighting spices up Spanish cinema awards

Spats, walk-outs, and mystery over who is going to present the ceremony: this year’s Goyas have more than their fair share of baggage.

February 8th, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Rubalcaba to mitigate damage as Zapatero goes up in flames

The mystery dominating Spanish politics in recent months seems to have been resolved: Zapatero won’t run for re-election. It could turn out to be the best decision he has taken in a long time.

February 4th, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

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