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San Sebastián Film Festival: disaster and art

A scene from 'El artista y la modelo'.

‘The Impossible’ tastefully returns to the 2004 tsunami, while Fernando Trueba triumphs with ‘El artista y la modelo’.

September 29th, 2012 | Posted in Films, Iberoblog | Read More »

Euro continues to fall on Spanish budget, Catalonia doubts

The euro has again lost out against its main counterparts, but unlike last week, when the euro fell due to generalised nerves about the Eurozone economy, the common currency’s decline this time has a much more specific focus: namely, Spain.

September 28th, 2012 | Posted in Expats | Read More »

Violence mars Congress protest

Violence mars Congress protest

The “Surround Congress” protest in Madrid held on September 25 culminated with violent clashes between demonstrators and police. While the government has defended the work of the police force during the protest, others, such as the Socialists and Izquierda Unida, have criticised it for acting disproportionately. A total of 35 people were arrested, with 64 injured (about half of them police).

September 28th, 2012 | Posted in Videos | Read More »

Socialism and the future of Catalonia

The Catalan Socialists faces some stiff challenges.

The Catalan Socialist Party struggles to respond to the challenge posed by Artur Mas’s push for independence.

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

San Sebastián Film Festival: understanding war and ethnic division

Emile Hirsch and Penélope Cruz in 'Venuto al mondo'.

Penélope Cruz and Emile Hirsch star in ‘Venuto al mondo’, while Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri presents the masterful ‘The Attack’.

September 27th, 2012 | Posted in Films, Iberoblog | Read More »

Forget police brutality, this was verbal brutality

September 25 protest in Madrid.

Apparently excessive use of force by the police during Madrid’s protest around Congress has sparked fierce debate. But the rhetoric leading up to it has deepened an already dangerous division in Spanish society.

September 26th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

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