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Spain news and analysis from The Nation
June 5, 2017
After a Terrorist Attack, Spain Rejected Its Hawks. Will Britain?
Spanish voters turned against the incumbent conservative party after the 2004 Madrid bombings.
March 1, 2017
Has Spain’s Podemos Party Squandered Its Prospects?
While the Madrid-based leadership has been mired in factional infighting, regional representatives and allies offer inspiring alternatives.
November 14, 2016
These Spanish Activists Have Taken Punishing Bankers Into Their Own Hands
Their work is a model for citizen action against the architects of financial collapse.
November 4, 2016
Spain’s Socialists May Have Destroyed for Years the Chances of a Left-Wing Government
The party’s leaders would rather see continued right-wing rule than form a progressive coalition with Podemos.
August 23, 2016
An Argentinian Novelist, Out of Oblivion
Exile, failure, the dread of erasure: Antonio Di Benedetto seems to have transmuted all his life experiences into his novel
, which has finally been translated into English.
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August 11, 2016
Welcome to Sunny Barcelona, Where the Government Is Embracing Coops, Citizen Activism, and Solar Energy
The city that resisted Franco is looking to its radical past to build a progressive future.
July 18, 2016
Spaniards Confront the Legacy of Civil War and Dictatorship
Four decades after the transition to democracy, families victimized by Francoist repression have organized in a quest for justice.
June 29, 2016
Did Brexit Help the Right Win in Spain?
It certainly played a role—and the disappointing result should reignite debates within Podemos over long-term strategy.
May 20, 2016
Could the Left Finally Win in Spain This June?
A new progressive alliance could break the stalemate—but whoever wins will face a hamstrung economy and deep discontent with politicians.
March 21, 2016
The Untold Story of the Texaco Oil Tycoon Who Loved Fascism
Franco’s fuel supplier didn’t live in Berlin or Rome. He lived in New York, and he worked in the Chrysler Building.