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Garzón affair reflects Spain’s tortured relationship with its past

Garzón: The Spanish judiciary's most divisive figure.

Spain’s best-known judge goes on trial today for having dared attempt to investigate human rights violations during the Franco dictatorship.

January 24th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

The name falls mainly on the plain, in Spain; in Spain!

Can art reside in a name? Just ask Gaudí.

January 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Flamenco, Aznar and good behaviour: Gaddafi’s Spanish visit

Horses for courses: José María Aznar with Gaddafi in 2007.

When the Libyan leader came to Spain in 2007, there were fears he would severely embarrass the Socialist government. But while Zapatero faced criticism for welcoming Gaddafi, the guest created more of a stir with his personal quirks than his public comments.

October 24th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News, Wikileaks | Read More »

Ahead of election, Spain’s next prime minister leaves everyone guessing

A 21-percent jobless rate is one of the obvious weaknesses of the Spanish economy.

Usually when voters go to the polls they have an idea about competing politicians’ policies, and only a vague idea about which of them is going to win. But when Spaniards vote in early elections in one month’s time, they will know, almost for sure, who will win, though they’ve got only the faintest clue as to what that might mean.

October 19th, 2011 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Villarreal’s wayward submarine seeks to get back on course

Juan Carlos Garrido: underperforming but not under fire...yet.

The small club from the Mediterranean coast has set Spain and Europe alight with its attractive brand of football in the last few seasons. But recently, Juan Carlos Garrido’s side seem to have lost their way, with both results and style slipping out of their reach.

October 18th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Spain News, Sports | Read More »

Why Spain are still the team to fear

David Silva has only appeared occasionally for Spain recently, despite his scintillating form.

The football world champions look likely to head to next year’s European Championship as favourites. An enviable talent pool and Vicente del Bosque’s cunning use of it mean Spain can confidently aim for a third major title in a row.

October 14th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Spain News, Sports | Read More »

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