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A bitter celebration as Portugal remembers the Carnation Revolution

Memory of the Carnation Revolution is cause for celebration. But this year there's less to celebrate in Portugal.

The anniversary of the Revolução dos Cravos, the peaceful uprising that overthrew their country’s dictatorship in 1974 is reason to celebrate for most Portuguese. But this year rejoicing will be muted as the nation awaits finalisation of the bailout loan it has requested from the EU.

April 25th, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Portugal News | Read More »

The Tejero coup, North Africa and back-slapping

The Tejero coup, North Africa and back-slapping

Josep Ramoneda looks at how Spain has celebrated the 30th anniversary of the foiling of the February 23 Tejero attempted coup, against the backdrop of the ongoing turmoil in North Africa, and he doesn’t like what he sees.

February 28th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | 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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