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La Liga: The end of a controversial era for Real Madrid

Copa del Rey final

José Mourinho’s departure has finally been confirmed after months of rumour, tensions and acrimony.

May 21st, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Spain has melted Mourinho’s aura of invincibility

José Mourinho

Defeat in the Copa del Rey final confirms that the reputation of the departing Real Madrid coach has suffered over the last three years. But Spain and he were never meant for one another.

May 20th, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Tales for Tapas: Irrational exuberance

Rajoy and Passos Coelho.

An economy minister’s upbeat outburst; Germany’s banking downer; and money for young talent.

May 17th, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Catalonia is close to independence, despite Madrid

Diada, September 2012

The greater the stubbornness of Spain’s centralists, the greater the determination of those who wish to build a free and full statehood.

May 16th, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

The tragic struggle of the loser on the Vespa

Alfredo Landa

The late Alfredo Landa was more than just a star of Spanish comic cinema – he represented a country’s national and generational frustrations.

May 14th, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

La Liga: Atlético seek to make most of Real Madrid’s civil war

Radamel Falcao

The two teams meet on Friday in the final of the Copa del Rey. For Atlético, it’s a chance to break a 14-year jinx, for Mourinho’s team it’s a chance to salvage something from a poor season.

May 14th, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

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