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Resign? You must be kidding

Alberto Núñez Feijóo.

Spain’s recent glut of corruption scandals has been accompanied by an equally striking phenomenon: a refusal of those implicated to step down from their posts.

April 4th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

La Liga: Mallorca defeat completes sorry week for Valencia

Valencia vs Mallorca.

Despite dominating much of the game, Mauricio Pellegrino’s team lost 2-0, while Barcelona continued their perfect start to the season and the lights went out on Real Madrid.

September 25th, 2012 | Posted in Spain News, Sports | Read More »

Rubber bullet ban won’t solve Spain’s policing problem

Members of the Basque police force, the Ertzaintza, look on as demonstrators remember Iñigo Cabacas.

Recent street demonstrations – against the government, or to celebrate football games – have exposed the need for better relations between police and the Spaniards they are supposed to be protecting.

April 18th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

A bit of Greece in Valencia

The police’s clumsy handling of student protests in recent days has brought an economically and politically punch-drunk region to a new low.

February 23rd, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

La Liga: Valencia’s thrashing underlines Spain’s class divide

The loneliness of third place: Valencia's Unai Emery.

After a 5-1 win, with four goals from Lionel Messi, Barcelona highlighted once again why the Spanish league is a two-horse show led by the Catalans and Real Madrid.

February 21st, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Spain News, Sports | 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 »

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