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¡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 »

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 »

Garzón, the PP, and a Byzantine justice system

The lawsuit against Spain’s best-known judge for investigating Franco-era crimes has bewildered many observers. However, the reasons for the current three-pronged legal assault on Garzón lie in the machinations of a politicised judiciary.

April 19th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

The rebirth of corruption

The ongoing ‘Gürtel’ probe is just the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of graft scandals that have disgraced Spanish politicians in recent years. After building a vibrant modern democracy and economy, why has the country failed to shake off this ugly problem?

April 15th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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