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

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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 »

King Juan Carlos

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From a blundering elephant-hunting trip in Botswana to his son-in-law’s embezzlement scandal, King Juan Carlos has had a turbulent 2012.

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Iberians 2012 | Read More »

Valencia’s Camps is off the hook, but something still smells rotten

Camps: laughing all the way to absolution. Photo: EFE.

The former Valencia regional premier has been absolved of wrongdoing in one of Spain’s most infamous corruption scandals. But his party isn’t popping open the champagne – nor should it.

January 27th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

The rebirth of corruption

The ongoing ‘Gürtel’ probe is just the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of graft scandals that have disgraced Spanish politicians in recent years. After building a vibrant modern democracy and economy, why has the country failed to shake off this ugly problem?

April 15th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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