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Spain Debt Crisis

Is Spain Flirting with Chavismo?

Alejandro Tarre | Posted 03.22.2015 | World
Alejandro Tarre

So how could a tiny party created a year ago become a major player? Corruption is part of the explanation. Podemos' surge followed a string of high-profile scandals enmeshing members of the two main parties.

Podenomics vs. Podemology, or Reality vs. Economic Illusions

Iván H. Ayala | Posted 01.24.2015 | World
Iván H. Ayala

Faced with the deterioration of the situation in which Spanish citizens live, it is necessary to find monetary and fiscal policies, and structural reforms, which are different to those applied so far. It is necessary to use the public sector for economic stimulus.

Much Work Ahead for Spain in Facing the Ghosts of the Past

David Tolbert | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
David Tolbert

Knowing the truth, paying respect to victims, responding to the expectations and just claims of survivors are part of the civic dialogue that can strengthen democracies like Spain's and make them more legitimate, more enduring, and more stable.

Typo Blamed For Adding $13 Billion To Spanish Debt

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.03.2013 | Business

Nobody likes typos; right now, Spain's Economy Ministry must particularly hate them. Four days after publishing the 2014 public debt forecast, Span...

Investors Who Bet Against the Market: Goldman Sachs Trader Convicted

D. Sidney Potter | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business
D. Sidney Potter

Someone once told me that it isn't hitting the pavement after jumping out of a high-rise building that kills you, it's the sudden stop. When I first ...

Spanish Unemployment Hits 'Worse Than Expected' Record

Reuters | Paul Day | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business

* Unemployment hits 27.2 percent in Q1 * Worse than expected figure highlights market decoupling * Reforms aimed at boosting economy due on Frid...

Cyprus: Europe Violates the Sanctity of Insured Deposits

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.18.2013 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Europe has crossed the red line of the sanctity of insured deposits by making them subject to a partial confiscation.

Spain's Current Economic Pain Nothing New

Lee Tunstall | Posted 03.12.2013 | World
Lee Tunstall

Financed by exuberant foreign bankers, encumbered by huge debt, and trying to dominate a dysfunctional Europe, Spain was an overextended empire that eventually squandered great wealth. There are definite echoes of the past that have come down from this time to modern-day Spain.

Locksmiths Take Courageous Stand Against The Banks

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Locksmiths in a Spanish city known for its bullfights are directing their fighting spirit toward another adversary: banks. The dozen or so locksmi...

Economic Crisis Spreads in Spain

Neil Parmar | Posted 01.21.2013 | World
Neil Parmar

Workers across southern Europe took to the streets last week to protest the region's growing unemployment and government spending cuts.

From Spain To The U.S.

Huffington Post Spain | Posted 11.20.2012 | World

"The first thing I did when I got to the U.S. was to volunteer for Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008,” says Spanish actor Rafael Cebrián, who...

The Disaster of Evictions

Pedro Almodóvar | Posted 01.13.2013 | World
Pedro Almodóvar

Evictions are a real disaster that like tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes, require governments to take immediate and effective action to help solve the desperation and absolute helplessness of their victims.

'In Spain We Had Neither A Present Nor A Future'

El Huffington Post | Rodrigo Carretero | Posted 11.01.2012 | World

Julio Priego from Cordoba, in Spain's south, represents the kind of emigrant who belongs to what some call the “sandwich generation.” He is 53 yea...

El Huffington Post Blog: How Spanish Youth Lost The Battle Against Unemployment

Posted 10.08.2012 | World

Last week, blogger Carlos M. Duarte published a post on HufPost Spain about how his daughter, who despite having a master's degree and proficiency in ...

Spain Needs a Democratic Bailout

Carlos Carnicero Urabayen | Posted 12.01.2012 | World
Carlos Carnicero Urabayen

The costs of saving the euro and keeping Spain within the club are too high, both in social and democratic terms. We may succeed but, should we follow this path, we may be leaving democracy behind.

Police Admit Secret Agents Infiltrated Madrid Protests

The Huffington Post | Cosima Ungaro | Posted 09.26.2012 | World

Spain's National Police Headquarters admitted on Wednesday that a number of secret agents infiltrated Tuesday's protests against the conservative gove...

Spain On The Brink Of Disaster

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.26.2012 | Business

Thing One: Spain Will Be Ruining Your Fall: The Spanish really know how to do a financial crisis up right. The European debt crisis, after a brief ...

Could Prostitution Classes Solve Spain's Jobs Crisis?

Posted 09.25.2012 | World

Could the world’s oldest profession be the newest solution to Spain's jobs crisis? “Immediate opportunity! Professional prostitution classes. V...

'Robin Hood' Mayor Robs Supermarkets, Gives Food To Poor

Reuters | Paul Day | Posted 08.15.2012 | Money

MADRID, Aug 15 (Reuters) - A Spanish mayor who became a cult hero for staging robberies at supermarkets and giving stolen groceries to the poor sets o...

June Jobs Jitters

Posted 07.06.2012 | Business

Mark Gongloff, HuffPostBiz's trusty financial news curator, is off today, so 7.5 things will be brought to you by Jillian Berman. Thing One: Jobs R...

'Spain's PM Is Not The F****** Owner Of This Country'

Posted 06.27.2012 | World

José Miguel Monzón Navarro, a popular Spanish comedian, didn't bother saving his best material for TV -- instead, he let loose at a public demonstra...

Who's in Worse Shape, Spain or Italy?

Moisés Naím | Posted 08.13.2012 | World
Moisés Naím

Spain or Italy: which one is worse off? Economically, Spain; politically, Italy. But since a bad political situation tends to hurt the economy, and a sick economy always poisons politics, the answer could easily be reversed.

It Could Have Been Worse

Emilio Ontiveros | Posted 08.11.2012 | World
Emilio Ontiveros

Solutions must be contemplated in relation to the magnitude of the problems for which they're destined. And the open-ended problem of the Spanish banking system was, until Saturday, certainly complicated.

Which Road for Europe?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 08.11.2012 | Business
Robert Kuttner

Angela Merkel's increasing isolation among European leaders should increase the chances that the austerity mongers may yet relent. But Merkel, thus far, shows no sign of moderating her stance.

Nobel Prize-Winning Economist: Spain Bailout 'Not Going To Work'

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2012 | Business

By Tiziana Barghini NEW YORK, June 10 (Reuters) - Europe's plan to lend money to Spain to heal some of its banks may not work because ...