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Remember Gernika – but don’t forget Chaouen

Picasso's 'Gernika', perhaps the most celebrated work of art that examines war. But the civilians of many other towns were bombed in the first half of the 20th century with equally - or more - devastating consequences.

The 75th anniversary of the bombing of the Basque town is a reminder of the carnage of the Spanish Civil War. But the Gernika bombing wasn’t the first of its kind.

May 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Amar y Vivir

"Franco's cruel Spain did everything wrong..."

Humanity’s greatest excesses lead to its everlasting successes!

January 31st, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Even Spanish TV feels the pain

Sending the wrong signal? RTVE's El Pirulí tower in Madrid (right). Photo:

State broadcaster RTVE warns that a 20-percent reduction in funding means an end to big-budget original programming and more repeats.

January 30th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Spain’s Civil War film canon needs new urgency

Carlos Saura's '¡Ay Carmela!' A fine contribution to the large body of work based on the Spanish Civil War.

Plenty of excellent movies about this traumatic period in Spain’s history have been made. New drama ‘The Sleeping Voice’ isn’t one of them.

October 28th, 2011 | Posted in Culture, Featured, Films, Spain News | Read More »

Gibson’s undimmed passion for Lorca

Gibson and Lorca.

Irish writer Ian Gibson is obsessed by Federico García Lorca and over the last 30 years has become one of the world’s best-known Hispanists. But as the 75th anniversary of his death is commemorated, Gibson admits that the mysteries surrounding the poet remain as alive as ever.

October 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Books, Culture, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Spain’s buried past

Spain's buried past

This year marks the 80th anniversary of Spain’s Second Republic. But with many mass graves from the Civil War era still not excavated and those who dare probe the crimes of the past facing legal action themselves, the country still appears reluctant to face up to its violent past.

June 29th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics | Read More »

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