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Spain’s true crisis isn’t economic, it’s institutional

The Spanish Bull's bones.

The ongoing economic slump has helped erode the credibility of Spain’s banks, politicians, judiciary and royalty. The much-vaunted Transition to democracy needs to be updated.

June 29th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Payback time for Spain’s top judge Carlos Dívar

Carlos Dívar pays the bill.

The expenses scandal that has seen a senior judicial official step down highlights the difficulty many Spanish public figures have in fully accepting their responsibilities.

June 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | 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 »

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