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Spain still wrestles with immigration

A recent study showed that 48.9 percent of Spaniards believe immigration brings the quality of education down, yet the reality is different.

As the country’s economic slump stretches on, the challenge of dispelling misinformation about immigrants and encouraging their integration stiffens.

May 29th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Spain turns right, but where’s the far right?

Far-right in Spain

On November 20, 1975, Spain’s fascist dictator General Francisco Franco was pronounced dead. On that same day 36 years later, Spaniards went to the polls for a general election in which, unlike elsewhere in Europe, the far right was almost nowhere to be seen. But that doesn’t mean the country’s right-wing ghosts have been laid to rest entirely.

December 1st, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Spain gets secular… with its Muslims

A Madrid school’s banning of the Islamic headscarf has drawn both support and opprobrium. But in a country with a large, newly arrived Muslim community, there needs to be a more considered response to the issue of religious expression.

April 27th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Catalonia, immigration and populism

The town of Vic has flirted with the idea of refusing to register undocumented immigrants, therefore denying them access to healthcare and education. The move could spell the beginning of immigration as a major political issue as elections approach.

February 5th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

If language be the food of understanding, talk on

“Why are you interested in learning Arabic?” the teacher probed. It was a question intended to get us talking, to introduce ourselves and explain why we had chosen to give up two hours of our lives twice a week to sit in a drab high school classroom in Palma de Mallorca. For travel, said some […]

January 16th, 2010 | Posted in Culture | Read More »

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