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Choosing the Iberians of 2012

Iberosphere has drawn up its annual list of people of the year in Spain and Portugal. This is how we went about it…

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

Iberian of the Year 2012: Artur Mas

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Fuelled by the economic meltdown, the wave of pro-independence fervour in Catalonia became Spain’s most prominent political issue in 2012. At its crest stands Artur Mas. In germinating the seeds that could one day blossom into a new Iberian state, Mas, for better or for worse, has been the most prominent Iberian of the Year.

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

Mariano Rajoy

Mariano Rajoy

To his supporters he’s calm, considered, strategic and resilient. But to his critics – whose ranks have swelled this year – Spain’s prime minister is hesitant, rigid, poorly advised and uncharismatic.

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

Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo

Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo

In his southern Spanish town, the bearded, charismatic mayor claims to have established a socialist “utopia”, where cooperation, solidarity and relatively low unemployment buck the trend in one of the regions hardest hit by the recession.

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

Artur Mas

Artur Mas

Fuelled by the economic meltdown, the wave of pro-independence fervour in Catalonia became Spain’s most prominent political issue in 2012. At its crest stands Artur Mas.

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

Artur Mas on Catalan independence

Artur Mas on Catalan independence

Catalan premier Artur Mas explains in English his plans regarding independence from Spain. He will seek reelection in a regional poll on November 25 and a mandate to hold a referendum on Catalonia breaking away from Spain.

November 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Spain News, Videos | Read More »

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