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Maybe Rajoy is right: deny everything and it’ll go away


The scandal implicating the Spanish government’s Partido Popular goes right to the top, but by skirting democratic norms, the prime minister is managing to pretend it doesn’t exist.

July 12th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

Tales for Tapas: Leaving Spain

At least one Spanish police patrol-boat explored the waters off Gibraltar recently.

Rajoy’s strong mandate, the Spanish exile…and a fond farewell.

June 28th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

Madrid 2020 and the cult of the mega-event

Madrid 2020

A tale of three cities – Madrid, London, and Rio de Janeiro – and their tragic obsession with global sports blowouts.

June 25th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

Tales for Tapas: The right lines

Leo Messi

A new high-speed train link; cautious talk of recovery; and Messi’s tax woes.

June 21st, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

Tales for Tapas: Japanese lessons

Blue-blooded camaraderie: Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito with Spain's Prince Felipe.

Spain and Italy’s CEOs are the best paid and French president says the Eurozone crisis isn’t that bad.

June 14th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

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