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Maybe Rajoy is right: deny everything and it’ll go away

Bárcenas

The scandal implicating the Spanish government’s Partido Popular goes right to the top, but by skirting democratic norms, the prime minister is managing to pretend it doesn’t exist.

July 12th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

Tales for Tapas: Money and mystique

Iñakia Urdangarin and Princess Cristina

A princess in hot water, Real Madrid under scrutiny and farewell to Javier Bardem’s watering hole.

April 5th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

Looking ahead: Spain in 2013

Looking ahead: Spain in 2013

Iberosphere editor Guy Hedgecoe looks ahead to some of the political and economic issues facing Spain in 2013.

January 5th, 2013 | Posted in Spain News, Videos | Read More »

2013: Another rough ride for Spain

A Surround Congress protester squares up to a policeman in Madrid.

Mariano Rajoy faces multiple challenges in the coming months, but his preferred ploy of buying time isn’t going to work for long.

January 4th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Portugal’s spy who came in from the cold

Jorge Silva Carvalho.

The Portuguese secret service is in turmoil after a former intelligence director was charged with spying on major economic and political players on behalf of his new employer. Featuring corruption, state secrets and Freemasonry, this is no ordinary scandal.

June 6th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Portugal News | Read More »

María Dolores de Cospedal

Dolores de Cospedal

Spain may have voted in a new prime minister in 2011, but it’s fair to say that Mariano Rajoy has not been a towering figure on the country’s political landscape. Instead, he let his Socialist rivals’ desperate struggle with the economic crisis do his talking for him. The Popular Party (PP) leader revealed little of […]

December 12th, 2011 | Posted in Iberians 2011 | Read More »

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