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On The Results And Significance Of The Catalan Elections

Montserrat Domínguez | Posted 09.30.2015 | World
Montserrat Domínguez

These elections show an unprecedented divide in Catalan society. Politicians and policies capable of healing wounds and weaving a new space for coexistence are needed. Catalonia, as of now, is at the center of the campaign for the general election.

Getting the Stake Out in Catalonia

Germán Cano | Posted 09.25.2015 | World
Germán Cano

This process can't be fought politically by attracting and seeking more allies, but always from a popular "particularism" that respects the feelings and values of the Catalan nation and does not easily limit itself to denouncing them as obstacles.

On Catalonia and the Illusion of Independence

Montserrat Domínguez | Posted 09.24.2015 | World
Montserrat Domínguez

Let's be clear: the Catalan elections on Sunday, September 27th, are exceptional due to the explosive mix of emotions, political debate and intensity that have inoculated Spanish politics. But, the previous notwithstanding, will they be the first step towards an independent Catalonia?

How a Grexit and Brexit Would Unravel Europe

Joschka Fischer | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
Joschka Fischer

BERLIN -- The combination of Grexit and Brexit, and its consequences not just for the stability of the eurozone, but for the continued existence of the EU, is probably the greatest danger that Europe has faced since the Cold War's end.

Letter from Spain: The Times Are A-Changin'

Montserrat Domínguez | Posted 05.26.2015 | World
Montserrat Domínguez

Spain is entering into a new time and a new political culture with minority and coalition governments, far from the bipartisanship that for 40 years has favored a predictable alternation between conservatives and social democrats since Franco's death.

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.

Thousands Of Spain Protesters Stormed Parliament, Many Beaten By Police

AP | ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 11.25.2012 | World

MADRID — Spain's government was hit hard by the country's financial crisis on multiple fronts Tuesday as protestors enraged with austerity cutba...

WATCH: Gay Couple Sends Clear Message On Spain's Conservative Victory

Posted 11.27.2011 | Gay Voices

The victory of Spain's Mariano Rajoy and his conservative People's Party is already generating concerns from Spanish lesbian, gay, bisexual and transg...

Spain's New Prime Minister To Appeal Marriage Equality Law?

Posted 11.22.2011 | Gay Voices

Hopes for reviving Spain's stalled economy were at least partially renewed by Prime Minister-elect Mariano Rajoy's landslide victory yesterday, but so...

Spain: Victorious Conservative Leader Promises No Miracles

AP | DANIEL WOOLLS | Posted 01.21.2012 | World

MADRID — Throw a dart at a map of Europe now and it takes expert aim to hit a country run by a left-of-center government, especially after Spain...

Spain Prepares For General Elections

AP | Posted 01.19.2012 | World

MADRID — More than 34 million Spanish voters are gearing up for general elections likely to oust the Socialists in favor of the conservative Pop...

Two Ways To Fix a Country in Crisis

Elena Gómez and María Centeno | Posted 01.18.2012 | World
Elena Gómez and María Centeno

The two main Spanish political parties, the conservative Popular Party (PP) and the center-left Socialist Party (PSOE), have very different recipes to get out of the economic hole after the presidential election of November 20.

First Spanish General Election Without ETA's Terrorism

Araceli Guede | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Araceli Guede

After 43 years of terror and 829 murders, Basque terrorist group ETA announced "the definitive cease to armed activity" October 20, exactly one month before the general election. This will thus be a campaign without ETA, the first ever since democracy was restored in Spain.

Will The Spanish Election Bring A Revolution?

Sonia Corona | Posted 12.31.2011 | World
Sonia Corona

The Spanish Revolution is an unprecedented movement in this country. It started on May 15th and it had a heterogeneous platform of followers composed by people from different profiles, ages and a base in the middle class.

Lessons From Spain: "Los Indignados," Occupy Wall Street, and the Failure of the Status Quo

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.24.2011 | World
Arianna Huffington

Just as solutions to the problems facing Europe and America are not going to be found in traditional political ways, the truth of what's happening is not going to be found in traditional media coverage either.

Spain Kicks Off Election Campaign

AP | DANIEL WOOLLS | Posted 11.26.2011 | World

MADRID — Spain's prime minister dissolved Parliament on Monday, setting the stage for a Nov. 20 general election that is likely to focus on an e...

Spain Votes In National Elections

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Spain's 35 million voters are deciding whether to return the ruling Socialists to power in general elections. Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapa...