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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.

WATCH: Spain Turns To Mindfulness

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

We know mindfulness is catching on in a big way in the United States, but what about other parts of the world? Bodhin Philip Woodward, who founded the...

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...

Desperation Sets In For Spain's 'Lost Generation'

Agence France Presse | Daniel Bosque Homs | Posted 07.27.2013 | World

Despite having a bachelor's degree, five years of professional experience and speaking three languages, Paloma Fernandez has joined the swelling ranks...


Reuters | Ingrid Melander | Posted 04.25.2013 | Business

* More than 3.2 mln jobless, 11.5 pct y/y increase * Data deals further blow to unpopular government PARIS, April 25 (Reuters) - More people wer...

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...

Inequality Is Not a Problem That Taxes Can Fix

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
David Paul

If our economic model is working for a decreasing share of the population over time, democratic pressures will ultimately demand not just changes to the system of measurement, but to the system itself.

Spain's Unemployment Rate Hits 26 Percent

AP | Posted 03.25.2013 | World

MADRID (AP) — Spain's unemployment rate shot up to a record 26 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, leaving almost six million people out of work,...

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...

Spanish Woman Sells Organs To Pay Rent

Eline Gordts | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

Real estate in big cities often costs an arm and a leg -- but an unemployed woman in Spain is taking the saying quite literally, selling all of her no...

'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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Robin Hood-Style Looting Leads To Five Arrests In Spain

AP | Posted 10.10.2012 | Business

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have arrested seven left-wing union activists for their alleged role in a "Robin Hood"-style looting of a supermarket m...

Money Printing Doesn't Create Jobs

Michael Pento | Posted 10.07.2012 | Business
Michael Pento

If one doesn't know their history, you might be duped into believing money printing has a chance to reduce unemployment. In fact, all central bankers need to do is open their eyes and see what is going on around them to understand their folly.

Europe's Most Talented Youth Flee In Search Of Opportunity

AP | ALAN CLENDENNING | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business

MADRID (AP) — Santiago Oviedo, a lanky 24-year-old from Madrid, is on track to get his master's in physics in October — a crucial milestone in his...

Euro Crisis: The German Approach Is at Least Partially Correct

Steven Strauss | Posted 09.21.2012 | World
Steven Strauss

Aside from the risk to the German taxpayers, a failure to come out of this crisis with real reforms sets the stage for an even bigger debacle at a later date. The Germans deserve commendation for their commitment to a united Europe.

Spain's Brutal Cuts Can't Lead to Growth

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

If financially wayward countries such as Greece and Spain are to get back on the path of economic growth, they do have at least one arrow left in the quiver -- leaving the euro.

Bullfights Trump Jobs For One Village

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2012 | Business

MADRID, June 3 (Reuters) - A small town in western Spain believes there is one thing more important than jobs: bullfights. A postcard...

In Spain, Protests By Tens Of Thousands Against Health, Education Cuts

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business

MADRID — Tens of thousands of people across Spain protested Sunday against education and health care spending cuts as the country slid into its ...