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


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 »

The private sector moves into Spain’s public hospitals


The regional government of Madrid’s health chief is pressing ahead with controversial privatisation plans despite lacking any independent evidence it will improve services and cut costs.

June 3rd, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

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 »

La Liga: The end of a controversial era for Real Madrid

Copa del Rey final

José Mourinho’s departure has finally been confirmed after months of rumour, tensions and acrimony.

May 21st, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Spain News, Sports | Read More »

Spain has melted Mourinho’s aura of invincibility

José Mourinho

Defeat in the Copa del Rey final confirms that the reputation of the departing Real Madrid coach has suffered over the last three years. But Spain and he were never meant for one another.

May 20th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News, Sports | Read More »

Tales for Tapas: Irrational exuberance

Rajoy and Passos Coelho.

An economy minister’s upbeat outburst; Germany’s banking downer; and money for young talent.

May 17th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

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