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Assange and Garzón: what took them so long?

Baltasar Garzón and Julian Assange.

The Wikileaks founder has hired the services of Spain’s best-known magistrate, with whom he has plenty in common.

July 26th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

The importance of being ‘El País’

Top of the pile: El País is the country's pre-eminent left-leaning daily. But it has lost influence.

Spain’s left-leaning newspaper readers could soon lose one of their only publications of reference: Público. That would be great news for main rival El País – or would it?

February 14th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

Spain’s Syrian efforts received US backing

Spain's foreign minister said Syria had promised to exert its influence on Hizballah to help resolve the Lebanon crisis.

Wikileaks cables show that Spain’s Socialist government made substantial diplomatic attempts to calm tensions in the Middle East.

January 20th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News, Wikileaks | Read More »

Flamenco, Aznar and good behaviour: Gaddafi’s Spanish visit

Horses for courses: José María Aznar with Gaddafi in 2007.

When the Libyan leader came to Spain in 2007, there were fears he would severely embarrass the Socialist government. But while Zapatero faced criticism for welcoming Gaddafi, the guest created more of a stir with his personal quirks than his public comments.

October 24th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News, Wikileaks | Read More »

Iranian odd couple claimed nuclear program insider knowledge

The couple who contacted the US Consulate in Barcelona said they had information about Iran's nuclear capabilities.

A document unveiled by Wikileaks shows that two mysterious individuals sought asylum through Barcelona’s US Consulate, claiming they were privy to information about Iranian terrorist activities.

October 17th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News, Wikileaks | Read More »

Spanish air firm seeks sanction relief after Syria trade gaffe

A BAe 146-300 aircraft in Damascus is at the heart of Orion Air's problems with Washington.

Documents unveiled by Wikileaks reveal how Washington imposed sanctions on Spain’s Orion Air for leasing a jet to a company that had links to the Syrian president.

October 10th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News, Wikileaks | Read More »

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