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Forget the Catalan ban, bullfighting was already in trouble

José Tomás evens up the odds.

La corrida’s commercial viability is questionable and its shaky credibility undermines those who step into the ring.

September 28th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

The king of the ring returns, but can he save bullfighting?


José Tomás is the most charismatic and controversial figure in bullfighting and his announced return to action after injury is big news for aficionados. But Spain’s corrida tradition is facing some obstacles that even Tomás might struggle to overcome.

June 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Culture | Read More »

Promise of death in the afternoon keeps bullfighting alive for fans

The frisson of danger is the draw of bullfighting for many of its supporters. Photo: stevendepolo (flickr)

Bullfighting is facing a decline in attendance and a ban in Catalonia. But its advocates insist this Spanish tradition can survive its current crisis due, in part, to the unique risks it presents.

April 11th, 2011 | Posted in Culture, Featured | Read More »

Silly season divides Spanish and English-speaking media

Foreign newspapers’ treatment of Spain may be erratic and often distorted, but it offers a counterbalance to the dull flow of local news in the summer months.

August 16th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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