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Spain news and analysis from The Nation
October 9, 2017
Can Podemos and Its Allies Save Spanish Democracy?
They’re offering a responsible alternative to the two sets of flag-wavers on the question of independence for Catalonia.
October 4, 2017
The Spanish Government Just Energized Catalonia’s Independence Movement
The image of black-visored riot police clubbing peaceful citizens will long haunt Catalonia’s collective memory.
September 26, 2017
Have Spain and Catalonia Reached a Point of No Return?
The bitter struggle over an independence referendum has pushed the country into a grave constitutional crisis.
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.
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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.
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.