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Rajoy denies corruption despite revelations

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gave a press conference on July 15 in which he denied all the allegations linking him to an illegal slush fund run by former Partido Popular (PP) treasurer Luis Bárcenas. The scandal has intensified since new revelations by El Mundo newspaper, including the fact that Rajoy was in contact with Bárcenas via SMS as recently as March. (Video in Spanish)

July 16th, 2013 | Posted in Videos | Read More »

Spain’s Corruption Crisis

Spain’s Corruption Crisis

Iberosphere editor Guy Hedgecoe discusses the corruption scandal that has unleashed a political scandal in Spain.

February 6th, 2013 | Posted in Videos | Read More »

Leaving the water running

In a landmark admission of guilt, Catalonia’s Unió party has admitted to corruption. But don’t start opening the champagne…

January 11th, 2013 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Assange and Garzón: what took them so long?

Baltasar Garzón and Julian Assange.

The Wikileaks founder has hired the services of Spain’s best-known magistrate, with whom he has plenty in common.

July 26th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

Spain’s true crisis isn’t economic, it’s institutional

The Spanish Bull's bones.

The ongoing economic slump has helped erode the credibility of Spain’s banks, politicians, judiciary and royalty. The much-vaunted Transition to democracy needs to be updated.

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

Spain’s Freedom of Information Act? Not by a long chalk…

More transparency...but how much?

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s plans for greater transparency in government are more about calming the public’s perception of endemic corruption than making administrators accountable.

April 2nd, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

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