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Guy Hedgecoe

Guy is a Madrid-based journalist who has lived in Spain since 2003. He is editor of Iberosphere.

Between 2006 and 2009 he was editor of the English edition of El País newspaper and as a freelance print and broadcast journalist he has covered Spain for The Irish Times, Al Jazeera, Deutsche Welle Radio, the BBC and the Associated Press. Previously he covered the Andean region, where he was founder/editor of the Ecuador Focus weekly report and reported for the Financial Times, The Miami Herald and CNN.

Spain has melted Mourinho’s aura of invincibility

José Mourinho

Defeat in the Copa del Rey final confirms that the reputation of the departing Real Madrid coach has suffered over the last three years. But Spain and he were never meant for one another.

May 20th, 2013 | Posted in Iberoblog, Sports, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Rajoy’s problems aren’t what they used to be

Mariano Rajoy

The Spanish government’s biggest worry isn’t the Bárcenas corruption case – it’s an economic crisis that refuses to fade.

April 30th, 2013 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured | Read More »

Portugal celebrates memory of 1974 despite bailout burden (Audio)

25 abril

Austerity helps resurrect the revolutionary spirit of 1974.

April 25th, 2013 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Portugal News | Read More »



Leading Spanish conservatives are comparing recent anti-eviction demonstrations with Hitler’s Germany. This betrays a poor grasp of history and weak political acumen.

April 24th, 2013 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured | Read More »

Valencia cooks up controversy with “bread war”

A Navarro bakery in Quart de Poblet.

The “Ikea of bread” offers a low-cost staple for crisis-hit locals. But is it a blessing or a cynical stunt?

April 24th, 2013 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

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 Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

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