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

David Tolbert | Posted 10.10.2014 | 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.

The World is Flat - Again!

Matthias Paul Kuhlmey | Posted 06.11.2014 | World
Matthias Paul Kuhlmey

Our global economy is still in flux, and much of the world is "hooked" on cheap money. The abrupt change or repricing of those conditions could lead to severe volatility in financial markets.

Spain: Recovery With Moral Disarray

Carlos Carnicero Urabayen | Posted 04.20.2014 | Politics
Carlos Carnicero Urabayen

There is, sadly, a widespread passivity towards the institutions. New stories of corruption find their way into the news with monotonous regularity. Each one sounds like the one before. They involve not only the main political parties, the government and trade unions but even the royal family.

Spain: Recovery with Moral Disarray

Carlos Carnicero Urabayen | Posted 04.14.2014 | World
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?

Spain's Deep Recession

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Spain is in deep recession not only economic-wise, but from every other point of view. Nothing works well in the Kingdom, not even the Monarchy. Profound changes are necessary if Spaniards wish to have any future at all.

Spain Protests Education Cuts

HuffPost Spain | Vanesa Rodríguez | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

MADRID -- Broad public outrage over the soaring costs of attending college and a proposed new law that would impose new tests on students culminated i...

Spain's Jobless Adults Are Moving Home

Agence France Presse | Ingrid Bazinet | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

After a career spent repairing trains, Francisco Marcos Gallego once thought he and his wife would end their days in comfort. Instead they are struggl...

A Farewell to Spain: This American Is Going Home

Lauren Heineck | Posted 08.28.2013 | Travel
Lauren Heineck

To this day I clearly remember landing into Madrid Barajas from LAX on a hazy August morning; the terminal smelled of cafés con leche and cleaning products. That said, it's difficult to sum up my last four years within this country.

Spanish Bank CEO Resigns

AP | Posted 04.29.2013 | Latino Voices

MADRID -- The chief executive of Spain's Banco Santander SA, Alfredo Saenz Abad, has resigned in the latest twist of a long-running legal battle. Sae...

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...

SPAIN: It's Me vs. 6 Million Unemployed

Iván Escalante López | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Iván Escalante López

2013-03-25-EN_blog_international_spotlight_02.pngEvery morning after breakfast, you get ready for yet another "work" day, always hoping that today will be the last one like this. It may seem rough, but really it's not so bad: you're just one of six million Spaniards who are unemployed today.

Miami's Lesson to Southern Europeans

The Morningside Post | Posted 04.30.2013 | Miami
The Morningside Post

Referred to as "the Gateway to the Americas," Miami has thrived thanks to its role in connecting the north and south, and it has benefited the U.S. economy as a whole. If we look at the other side of the Atlantic, however, there is no city that plays a similar role between Europe and Africa.

Scores Arrested At Anti-Austerity Protest In Spain

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2013 | World

MADRID, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Forty-five people have been arrested in Spain during disturbances following a demonstration on Saturday by tens of thousa...

Woman Sets Herself On Fire In Spanish Bank

AP | Posted 02.18.2013 | World

MADRID -- Authorities say a Spanish woman walked into a bank branch in a small eastern city, doused herself with flammable liquid and set herself abla...

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.

A Global Giving Tuesday: Food and Families

Tim Harris | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Tim Harris

Even as we enjoy the food we love, it's easy to forget where it came from, and the people who took the time and care to make it.

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.

Woman Commits Suicide In Face Of Eviction

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 11.19.2012 | World

MADRID -- A woman in Spain jumped to her death as bailiffs approached to evict her Friday from her fourth-floor apartment for failing to pay the mortg...

Eurozone's Hits Sad Milestone

AP | PAN PYLAS | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business

LONDON (AP) — Unemployment in the 17-country eurozone hit a record high of 11.6 percent in September, official figures showed Wednesday, a sign the ...

1 In 4 In Spain Out Of Work

AP | CIARAN GILES | Posted 10.26.2012 | World

MADRID -- One Spaniard in four is now officially out of work as the economic crisis tightens its grip on the country. The National Statistics Institu...

Why Spain's Economic Doldrums Could Be Good -- For Startups

Neil Parmar | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Neil Parmar

Universities in Spain are more aggressively pushing for the creation of homegrown entrepreneurs who could launch and oversee new ventures -- and the Spaniards who might work there.

IMF To Eurozone: Cut Greece And Spain Some Slack

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Business

* IMF endorses giving Greece more time to meet targets * Germany says ditching debt-cutting goals hurts confidence * Dev...

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 ...