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Nick Lyne

Nick Lyne has lived in Madrid for the last twenty years.

During that time he's worked as a freelance as well as for the EFE news agency, the Foreign Trade Institute, Reuters, and El País, setting up their English language edition with the International Herald Tribune. He's also set up a number of English language publications, and was launch editor for the first Time Out guide.

Businessman’s arrest highlights Spanish corporate failings

Gerardo Díaz Ferrán.

For the last two decades, Gerardo Díaz Ferrán, the disgraced former head of the employers’ federation, was seen as all that was right about Spain.

December 5th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Spain News | Read More »

Juan Luis Cebrián: last man standing?

El País.

The founder of Spain’s leading daily and the head of the country’s biggest media group stands down next year. His parting act will be to sack a third of the staff of ‘El País’.

October 26th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Artur Mas: independence hero, or cynical politico clinging to power?

Artur Mas has called early elections in Catalonia.

The Catalan leader has upset the apple cart by calling early regional elections he says will be a referendum on self-rule. This will also avoid a messy poll in two years that might have seen his CiU coalition lose its majority.

October 8th, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured | Read More »

Santiago Carrillo: the nearly man

Santiago Carrillo.

Over the course of his near-100 years, Santiago Carrillo never missed the chance to further his career, shifting from Socialist to Stalinist, and then to Eurocommunist, until eventually settling for the role of seasoned political observer. A look back on the life of a true survivor.

September 19th, 2012 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

José Luis Garci’s Sherlock Holmes is out to rescue Spain

Holmes and Watson. Madrid Days.

The director of ‘Begin the Beguine’ returns. And although he insists he has nothing to say about contemporary Spain in his films, it’s hard to believe him.

September 17th, 2012 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Films, IberoArts, Spain News | Read More »

Land and liberty

Manuel Sánchez Gordillo.

A Communist Party mayor in southern Spain is taking a no-nonsense approach to providing rural people with land to work. Let’s hear it for Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo.

August 27th, 2012 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

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