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Vicente del Bosque

Vicente del Bosque

By any standards, Vicente del Bosque has achieved extraordinary things, leading his team to the European Championship title in 2012, two years after lifting the World Cup.

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Iberians 2012 | Read More »

Joana Vasconcelos

Joana Vasconcelos

Lisbon-based artist Joana Vasconcelos has had a year to remember, becoming the first woman to show her work at the Palace of Versailles and taking on what she described as “the most fascinating challenge” of an already remarkable career.

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King Juan Carlos

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From a blundering elephant-hunting trip in Botswana to his son-in-law’s embezzlement scandal, King Juan Carlos has had a turbulent 2012.

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Mariano Rajoy

Mariano Rajoy

To his supporters he’s calm, considered, strategic and resilient. But to his critics – whose ranks have swelled this year – Spain’s prime minister is hesitant, rigid, poorly advised and uncharismatic.

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Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo

Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo

In his southern Spanish town, the bearded, charismatic mayor claims to have established a socialist “utopia”, where cooperation, solidarity and relatively low unemployment buck the trend in one of the regions hardest hit by the recession.

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