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A slice of Vegas in Spain stirs controversy


Plans by American billionaire Sheldon Adelson to build a massive gambling complex in Madrid or Barcelona have fuelled the rivalry between the two cities. But they have also drawn criticism for the economic model the project would introduce to the winning city.

July 16th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured | Read More »

Sex for money… but don’t advertise it

Ads like these could soon vanish from Spain's newspapers.

The Spanish government is planning to ban newspaper advertisements publicizing the services of prostitutes and brothels in a seemingly short-sighted approach to an age-old problem.

April 5th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics | Read More »

Sex and the Spanish single lady

Emotional independence: the final frontier? Photo: Pablo Monteagudo.

Spanish women have seen significant advances towards equality in recent years. With a government in power passing various laws to promote equality, progress has been made. But they still have one pending revolution: emotional independence.

March 15th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

What I learned in a Spanish brothel

Brothels are a common sight in Spain's cities and on its roads. Photo: Ampiline.

Prostitutes may give off a “good vibe” in their place of work, but don’t be fooled: the harsh reality is anything but friendly, as a visit to a Madrid brothel made abundantly clear.

December 7th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

The industrialisation of prostitution

Spain’s unusual legal situation and permissive attitude to prostitution have made it home to a sprawling sex industry and large numbers of women-trafficking gangs. However, following the lead of other countries on this issue might not be the ideal solution.

April 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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