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Atocha station and the monument to the March 11 victims.

The anniversary of the 2004 Madrid bombings has become the focus for some of Spain’s most hateful divisions.

March 15th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

How history will judge Zapatero

Zapatero: not feeling so lucky anymore...

Many will remember Spain’s socialist prime minister for his mishandling of the economic crisis. But his legacy in other areas – particularly social reform – is substantial.

October 27th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

March 11’s divisive legacy (revisited)

Every time the anniversary of the 2004 Madrid terrorist attack looms, we are reminded of how it not only destroyed lives, but also further divided a society deeply split along political lines. Iberosphere originally published this article in 2010 (thus the reference to Miguel Hernández), but little has changed since then on Spain’s political landscape.

March 10th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Overcrowding leaves Spain’s prisons on the brink

The country’s jail population has quadrupled in the last 30 years, despite a decline in crime. Unimaginative policy-making means the increase is likely to continue.

June 9th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

March 11’s divisive legacy

The sixth anniversary of the 2004 Madrid bombings is a reminder of how a terrorist attack helped set the tone of Spanish politics. Moreover, the divisions it highlighted are just as visible today, as the country stubbornly refuses to face up to its recent past.

March 10th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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