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Here comes the sun

The Beatles can always make a difference… Six million unemployed in Spain and a youth jobless rate of over 50 percent. So three cheers for these musicians, organised by Carne Cruda radio, who made the day that bit sunnier for people queuing in an employment office…

January 22nd, 2013 | Posted in Spain News, Videos | Read More »

Iberian of the Year 2012: Artur Mas

Fuelled by the economic meltdown, the wave of pro-independence fervour in Catalonia became Spain’s most prominent political issue in 2012. At its crest stands Artur Mas. In germinating the seeds that could one day blossom into a new Iberian state, Mas, for better or for worse, has been the most prominent Iberian of the Year.

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberians 2012, Spain News | Read More »

Vicente del Bosque

Vicente del Bosque

By any standards, Vicente del Bosque has achieved extraordinary things, leading his team to the European Championship title in 2012, two years after lifting the World Cup.

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Iberians 2012 | Read More »

Joana Vasconcelos

Joana Vasconcelos

Lisbon-based artist Joana Vasconcelos has had a year to remember, becoming the first woman to show her work at the Palace of Versailles and taking on what she described as “the most fascinating challenge” of an already remarkable career.

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Iberians 2012 | Read More »

King Juan Carlos

From a blundering elephant-hunting trip in Botswana to his son-in-law’s embezzlement scandal, King Juan Carlos has had a turbulent 2012.

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Iberians 2012 | Read More »

Mariano Rajoy

Mariano Rajoy

To his supporters he’s calm, considered, strategic and resilient. But to his critics – whose ranks have swelled this year – Spain’s prime minister is hesitant, rigid, poorly advised and uncharismatic.

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Iberians 2012 | Read More »

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