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La Liga: Atlético seek to make most of Real Madrid’s civil war

Radamel Falcao

The two teams meet on Friday in the final of the Copa del Rey. For Atlético, it’s a chance to break a 14-year jinx, for Mourinho’s team it’s a chance to salvage something from a poor season.

May 14th, 2013 | Posted in Spain News, Sports | Read More »

Garzón affair reflects Spain’s tortured relationship with its past

Garzón: The Spanish judiciary's most divisive figure.

Spain’s best-known judge goes on trial today for having dared attempt to investigate human rights violations during the Franco dictatorship.

January 24th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

Spain’s Civil War film canon needs new urgency

Carlos Saura's '¡Ay Carmela!' A fine contribution to the large body of work based on the Spanish Civil War.

Plenty of excellent movies about this traumatic period in Spain’s history have been made. New drama ‘The Sleeping Voice’ isn’t one of them.

October 28th, 2011 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Films, Spain News | Read More »

Spain’s buried past

Spain's buried past

This year marks the 80th anniversary of Spain’s Second Republic. But with many mass graves from the Civil War era still not excavated and those who dare probe the crimes of the past facing legal action themselves, the country still appears reluctant to face up to its violent past.

June 29th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics | Read More »

Spain’s conflicting memories refuse to fade

Franco was "not totalitarian," says the Diccionario Biográfico Español.

The recent controversy sparked by the publication of an apparently pro-Franco dictionary is the latest in a string of developments that highlight Spain’s continuing tussle with its historical memory.

June 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Baltasar Garzón: a judge too far?

Spain’s most famous and reviled magistrate has gone into exile. After years spent tackling big cases, his attempts to probe the crimes of the Franco era appear to have brought his career in Spain to a premature end.

May 25th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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