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Life and trials of the rebel colonel

Amadeo Martínez Inglés

Anti-royal campaigner, agit-prop performance artist, or simply a “nutcase and traitor”? Retired army officer Amadeo Martínez Inglés is many things to many people.

January 10th, 2013 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

2013: Another rough ride for Spain

A Surround Congress protester squares up to a policeman in Madrid.

Mariano Rajoy faces multiple challenges in the coming months, but his preferred ploy of buying time isn’t going to work for long.

January 4th, 2013 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Rajoy’s difficult year

rajoy

The Spanish prime minister was facing a stiff challenge when he took power 12 months ago. So far, the benefits of his peculiar approach to governing are hard to see.

December 12th, 2012 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Catalan election offers Mas hope of independence mandate

Barcelona's Sagrada Familia.

Separation from Spain has been the key issue throughout the campaign. But failure to clinch a majority will be a setback for the region’s gambling premier.

November 21st, 2012 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Spain’s evictions push the defenceless over the edge

Amaia Egaña with her husband.

Government and Socialists are forced to take action on mortgages after dramatic eviction deaths.

November 14th, 2012 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

A necessary crisis for Spain’s Socialists

Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba.

The main opposition party hasn’t been able to gain political capital from the government’s austerity program and the Catalan crisis has merely amplified its problems.

October 29th, 2012 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

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