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Rajoy vs The Washington Post

Rajoy insists he is a moderate in the interview.

The man almost certain to win the upcoming election is refreshingly open in an interview with the US newspaper and in which he discusses Spain’s economy, its politics and his own image. His message: Trust me, I’m an ultra-confident moderate.

October 31st, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

Spain’s Civil War film canon needs new urgency

Carlos Saura's '¡Ay Carmela!' A fine contribution to the large body of work based on the Spanish Civil War.

Plenty of excellent movies about this traumatic period in Spain’s history have been made. New drama ‘The Sleeping Voice’ isn’t one of them.

October 28th, 2011 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Films, Spain News | Read More »

How history will judge Zapatero

Zapatero: not feeling so lucky anymore...

Many will remember Spain’s socialist prime minister for his mishandling of the economic crisis. But his legacy in other areas – particularly social reform – is substantial.

October 27th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Wanted: absurdly rich tycoon to lend Spain’s La Liga intrigue

The saviour of Spanish football? (The one on the left, that is).

Is there any way of breaking Real Madrid and Barcelona’s increasingly tight grip on the Spanish league title?

October 26th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

Flamenco, Aznar and good behaviour: Gaddafi’s Spanish visit

Horses for courses: José María Aznar with Gaddafi in 2007.

When the Libyan leader came to Spain in 2007, there were fears he would severely embarrass the Socialist government. But while Zapatero faced criticism for welcoming Gaddafi, the guest created more of a stir with his personal quirks than his public comments.

October 24th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News, Wikileaks | Read More »

The end of ETA violence offers Spain’s cynical politicos a fresh start

The end is nigh for ETA.

The Basque terrorist group’s announcement that it has ended its campaign of violence should end four decades of division and tragedy. But it also represents an opportunity for the country’s politicians to start showing some badly needed statesmanship.

October 21st, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

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