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Spain’s greatest export: protest and outrage

The country’s indignados protesters are yet to see solid results of their ongoing push for political and economic change. But they can claim credit for helping spark the worldwide unrest seen on October 15.

October 16th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured | Read More »

Spain’s Socialists scuttle the ship

As his second term draws to an end with the start of the general election campaign, Zapatero’s party is in a mess of its own making.

September 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Fear and resignation in Spain’s deficit cap

An unprecedented agreement by the Socialists and opposition Popular Party seeks to alter the Constitution and keep jittery markets happy. So why aren’t Spaniards celebrating?

September 6th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured | Read More »

Democracy 2.0 and the 15-M movement

For years, people have been talking about Democracy 2.0: the use of communications technologies to create public areas in cyberspace based on democratic principles. Nonetheless, the phrase tends to generate uncertainty, especially because of the tendency to put the 2.0 tag on any new development on the internet, obscuring, in a way, the principles that underlie these developments. If we are referring to democracy, it will exist on the web solely on the basis of the methods and criteria used to design and organize websites.

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July 18th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

How Spain became ‘Españistán’

Want to understand Spain’s economic rollercoaster ride since 1998? Forget the academia, Aleix Saló’s comic-book take on it will tell you all you need to know.

July 1st, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured | Read More »

Betis are back after a trip to hell

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After a shambolic time on and off the football field, Betis are back in Spain’s top division. A few legal and financial issues notwithstanding, the club could make an impact on its return to La Liga.

June 28th, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

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