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Torrente, saviour of the Spanish film industry

Torrente takes yet another swing at Spanish box-office records.

Santiago Segura’s latest film following the antics of a sexist, racist, cowardly anti-hero is breaking box-office records. And there’s even talk of it making the transition to Hollywood.

March 31st, 2011 | Posted in Culture, Films | Read More »

Spain still doesn’t understand the separation of Church and State

Comedian Leo Bassi is facing legal charges for performing a show that made fun of the Pope and Catholic Church. His provocative pranks have once again brought out the ugly side of Spanish justice and the wrath of the far right.

March 30th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Torres’ patchy form hints at world champions’ decline

Is Chelsea's Torres now surplus to the requirements of Spain?

This may be the best Spanish team the world has seen, but it is struggling to live up to the heights of its European Championship-winning performances in 2008. The team needs new options and Fernando Llorente might be one man who can provide them.

March 30th, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Spain and Portugal’s right shun austerity and Brussels – for now

Iberia’s main opposition parties have refused to back the painful cuts advocated by their countries’ Socialist administrations. This may win them votes, but with the chance to take power soon, both conservative parties will soon have to take some tough decisions.

March 29th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Bullfighting in the political ring

Bullfighting has long been a target of animal rights' activists.

Banned in Catalonia last year, bullfighting is dividing Spain along political and cultural lines.

March 28th, 2011 | Posted in Culture | Read More »

Inditex: fast fashion for crisis-proof profits

Crisis? What crisis? Spanish clothing giant Inditex, now the world’s largest clothing retailer, bucks the downturn in consumer spending.

March 25th, 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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