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Tales for Tapas: The right lines

Leo Messi

A new high-speed train link; cautious talk of recovery; and Messi’s tax woes.

June 21st, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

Tales for Tapas: Management lessons

Mariano Rajoy.

Spain’s football team bounces back, while the economy refuses to.

March 31st, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

Portuguese take to streets against austerity

Black flag.

More than a million people demonstrate against the government’s social security scheme, in the biggest protest since the country’s 1974 revolution.

September 16th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Portugal News | Read More »

Spain’s tax hike threatens La Liga’s appeal

Kaká (right) signs on the dotted line for Real Madrid. But Spain's new tax system makes playing in La Liga less attractive for the big earners.

The government’s decision to raise income tax will have a very high-profile casualty: Spain’s soccer teams, which must now negotiate contracts with players under vastly different terms.

January 16th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Read my lips: Why did Rajoy break one of his few campaign promises?

Rajoy gets moving. The new prime minister hasn't wasted any time with his austerity measures.

The transition from Spain’s outgoing Socialist government to the new conservative administration has been marred by an apparent lack of openness on both sides about the public accounts. This does not auger well for Spain’s political horizon or its economy.

January 12th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

Spain’s Socialists scuttle the ship

Spain's Socialists are riding a storm.

As his second term draws to an end with the start of the general election campaign, Zapatero’s party is in a mess of its own making.

September 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Spain News | Read More »

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