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Profile: Esperanza Aguirre, Spain’s very own iron lady

Esperanza Aguirre.

The scourge of Basque and Catalan nationalists, and an ardent advocate of privatization, the head of the Madrid regional government has carved out a place for herself in the Popular Party as a kingmaker.

May 31st, 2012 | Posted in Politics, Spain News | Read More »

How an historic sea booty slipped through Odyssey’s fingers

The sinking of the 'Nuestra Señora de Mercedes'.

A US treasure-hunting company recently failed in its attempt to claim ownership of the $500 million treasure trove it discovered off the Spanish coast. The dispute over the booty of the ‘Mercedes’ had drawn in Spain’s government, a US court and Washington lawmakers.

May 29th, 2012 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Rajoy’s labyrinth

Mariano Rajoy

As economic disaster threatens to engulf Spain, the country’s prime minister faces his greatest challenge. But while Mariano Rajoy seems convinced about the measures needed to battle the ongoing debt crisis, he still hasn’t discovered how to communicate effectively with his electorate – or persuade them the economy is safe.

May 28th, 2012 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Throwing a light on Western Sahara’s tragedy

A scene from 'Los hijos de las nubes'.

‘Sons of the Clouds’, a new documentary about the ongoing conflict over a colonized corner of Africa, is both accessible and carefully handled.

May 27th, 2012 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Films, IberoArts, Spain News | Read More »

Euro declines on Spanish bank run rumours

The euro fell to its lowest point against the USD since mid-2010 this week, as concerns about a Greek exit from the euro and a Spanish bank run escalated.

May 25th, 2012 | Posted in Expats, Spain News | Read More »

Copa del Rey final promises epic end to Spanish football season

Barcelona go into Friday’s game against Athletic Bilbao as firm favourites. But Marcelo Bielsa’s team is one of the few in Europe that dare face the Catalans with an uncompromising approach.

May 24th, 2012 | Posted in Sports, Spain News | Read More »

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