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Spain still wrestles with immigration

A recent study showed that 48.9 percent of Spaniards believe immigration brings the quality of education down, yet the reality is different.

As the country’s economic slump stretches on, the challenge of dispelling misinformation about immigrants and encouraging their integration stiffens.

May 29th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

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 »

Two, four, six, eight, let’s hope they don’t emigrate

Josep Anglada

High unemployment and competition for social services between locals and immigrants has fuelled the rise of xenophobic politicians in Catalonia and elsewhere in recent months. But, despite the populist fear-mongering, immigrants remain a boon, not a burden, to Spain’s economy.

June 10th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics | Read More »

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