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Pepe Reina’s “racist” blunder: a question of black and white?

Harmless fun or something more sinister? Pepe Reina in the offending ad.

The withdrawal of a controversial recent TV advert featuring the Liverpool soccer player apparently highlighted differences between how racism is seen in Spain and Britain. But where does a bit of fun end and racism start?

March 13th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Political incorrectness at the school play

Despite its large influx of immigrants in recent years, Spain still has some old-fashioned attitudes to race.

December 29th, 2011 | Posted in Expats, Iberoblog, Spain Expat | Read More »

Franco and the red pen

Spain’s Royal Academy of History is an outdated and ideologically questionable institution which has published a dictionary praising Franco. But its farcical view of history also reflects the low esteem in which the post of sub-editor is held in Spain.

June 6th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Spain’s conflicting memories refuse to fade

Franco was "not totalitarian," says the Diccionario Biográfico Español.

The recent controversy sparked by the publication of an apparently pro-Franco dictionary is the latest in a string of developments that highlight Spain’s continuing tussle with its historical memory.

June 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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