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Maybe Rajoy is right: deny everything and it’ll go away


The scandal implicating the Spanish government’s Partido Popular goes right to the top, but by skirting democratic norms, the prime minister is managing to pretend it doesn’t exist.

July 12th, 2013 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured | 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 »

The Chávez trap

Hugo Chávez

Figures such as the late Venezuelan leader tempt us into making Cold War-style judgements that lack subtlety and often miss the point.

March 13th, 2013 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured | Read More »

March 11, again

Spain marks the ninth anniversary of the Madrid terrorist attacks.

March 11th, 2013 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Catalonia’s gambler Mas fails with his biggest bet yet

Artur Mas

The Catalan premier’s poor showing in regional elections is a major setback for his separatist plans. But Mas’s manoeuvring over the last three months has brought independence into the mainstream.

November 26th, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Catalan election offers Mas hope of independence mandate

Barcelona's Sagrada Familia.

Separation from Spain has been the key issue throughout the campaign. But failure to clinch a majority will be a setback for the region’s gambling premier.

November 21st, 2012 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

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