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Spain news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
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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.
February 16, 2016
Visible and Invisible Women: ‘Pairing Picasso’ at the MFA
The woman’s body is the unspoken subject of a remarkable new exhibit at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.
Eve L. Ewing
December 14, 2015
Will Spain Replace Its Old Guard in the December 20 Elections?
While the new-left hope Podemos has seen its support drop in recent months, the center-right Ciudadanos has risen meteorically.
October 5, 2015
Why the Catalonia Separatist Question Will Continue to Plague Spain
Left-right divisions, amid continuing public anger at government austerity and corruption, have stymied unity in both the anti- and pro-independence camps.
September 24, 2015
Will Catalonia’s Regional Elections Lead to the Breakup of Spain?
The drive for independence is growing, sparking similar movements in the Basque Country and Galicia—and complicating politics for the new leftist party Podemos.