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With almost five million out of work, Spain’s unemployment crisis rages on

The number of people out of work in Spain hit a new record high in the first quarter of the year, but the government insists it will not surpass the five million mark. It made a similar prediction in 2009 – and was quickly proven wrong. Is this a case of history repeating itself?

April 29th, 2011 | Posted in Business, Featured | Read More »

Barça must cut theatrics if they want to go down in history

Barcelona’s 2-0 win against Real Madrid may underline the Catalans’ quality as a world football force, but its players are doing the club and the sport a disservice with their constant attempts to trick referees.

April 28th, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Who cares about corruption anyway?

The Spanish electoral lists are contaminated with candidates who are under investigation, meaning next month’s vote offers not just a reflection of how people feel about their leaders, but also how they feel about corruption.

April 26th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

A bitter celebration as Portugal remembers the Carnation Revolution

The anniversary of the Revolução dos Cravos, the peaceful uprising that overthrew their country’s dictatorship in 1974 is reason to celebrate for most Portuguese. But this year rejoicing will be muted as the nation awaits finalisation of the bailout loan it has requested from the EU.

April 25th, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Portugal News | Read More »

Spanish home prices fall faster on tax changes

Homeowners have been able to write off part of their mortgage payments when they fill out their income tax returns for decades. But changes to Spain’s tax law from January 1 mean far fewer people will be able benefit, contributing to an acceleration in the decline in house prices since the start of the year.

April 20th, 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Real Madrid, Barcelona, Orwell and the evil conspiracy

Don’t worry about the games between Spain’s biggest football rivals, the weird post-match analysis and spooky propaganda from both camps is entertainment in itself.

April 18th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

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