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Valencia’s Camps is off the hook, but something still smells rotten

Camps: laughing all the way to absolution. Photo: EFE.

The former Valencia regional premier has been absolved of wrongdoing in one of Spain’s most infamous corruption scandals. But his party isn’t popping open the champagne – nor should it.

January 27th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

¡Viva la corrupción!

The party's over for Francisco Camps (centre).

Valencia leader Francisco Camps has finally stepped down. But the corruption allegations he faces and the way he has weathered the storm so far reflect badly not just on him, but also on his party and an electorate that kept returning him to power.

July 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

Spanish TV journalism’s identity crisis

Camps: "Don't point that camera at me!"

A controversy has flared up concerning the alleged bias of public broadcaster TVE. This furore speaks volumes about the Spanish media’s curious relationship with politicians.

May 13th, 2011 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Who cares about corruption anyway?

The Spanish electoral lists are contaminated with candidates who are under investigation, meaning next month’s vote offers not just a reflection of how people feel about their leaders, but also how they feel about corruption.

April 26th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

The mystery of Rajoy and the Spanish economy

The leader of the opposition Popular Party is preparing for government, but his team’s economic credentials and policy are still unclear.

September 15th, 2010 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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