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Mission: Impossible, the Valley of the Fallen

Valle de los Caidos

A religious shrine or a monument to hate? The Valley of the Fallen, which houses General Franco’s tomb, has loomed over the landscape outside Madrid and Spain’s collective memory for decades. Now, 36 years after the death of the dictator, the government has appointed a commission to decide the site’s fate.

June 20th, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Valley of the Fallen: “A symbol of the Franco dictatorship or a religious site?”

With the Spanish government now pondering what to do with the Valley of the Fallen, freelance journalist and Iberosphere contributor Nick Lyne visits the site of General Franco’s tomb outside Madrid and questions its status in modern Spain.

June 20th, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Rajoy approaches the big job with his head down

The Popular Party’s leader could be Spain’s new prime minister within a matter of months; which is why he needs to understand the responsibility he has not to further damage the country’s economic credibility with electoral scaremongering.

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

Real Madrid’s ‘señor’ status at play as Mourinho takes control

In just one year, José Mourinho has secured the departure of Real Madrid sporting director Jorge Valdano and increased his control over the club enormously. But in handing the Portuguese so much power, Real Madrid is taking a big gamble.

June 14th, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Video: “15-M movement moving on…”

The 15-M movement has packed up the camp in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol square after almost a month of protests demanding political change. Guy Hedgecoe asks what impact it has had and where it will go from here.

June 13th, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

What will follow the Spanish Spring?

15-M Madrid

Spain’s 15-M protest has now moved out of the squares and into the streets. While its structure and the lack of a detailed, coherent manifesto hinder it when it comes to offering solutions, the movement has managed to galvanise the political consciousness of thousands of young people.

June 13th, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

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