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Letter from Spain: The Times Are A-Changin'

Montserrat Domínguez | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home
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.

Tens Of Thousands Rally For Spanish Anti-Austerity Party

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2015 | Home

By Julien Toyer MADRID, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands marched in Madrid on Saturday in the biggest show of support yet for Spa...

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

David Tolbert | Posted 12.10.2014 | Home
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.

Spain: Recovery with Moral Disarray

Carlos Carnicero Urabayen | Posted 04.14.2014 | Home
Carlos Carnicero Urabayen

Homesick for the city where I grew up, I am drawn back to Madrid from time to time for a brief weekend. I was pleased to notice more activity this time -- more people eating out, dancing and laughing. New shops have opened. Trendy restaurants are fully booked. No time for a siesta, it would seem. The cosmopolitan center of the capital of Spain may not be representative of the state of the nation, yet it was a lot quieter two years ago. Is the crisis over?

Pedro Almodóvar Says Spain Wants To Destroy Its Film Industry

Blogamole | Ikam Acosta | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

By Ikam Acosta One of España’s most famous filmmakers, Pedro Almodóvar, is saying the Spanish government wants to exterminate cinema in S...

Daniel Basteiro

Family Of Spanish Cameraman Killed In Iraq Hotel Attack Searching For Answers 10 Years Later | Daniel Basteiro | Posted 03.19.2013 | Home

MADRID -- Ten years have gone by, and Javier Couso is still fighting what he calls the “lies” about the Iraq war that killed his brother, José Co...

The Roars of Reality

Montserrat Domínguez | Posted 12.04.2012 | Home
Montserrat Domínguez

In the West Wing of the Moncloa someone must have spent the weekend wondering what went so wrong for reality to shatter a carefully designed plan to relaunch the battered Spanish trademark.