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Amancio Ortega, the Spanish self-made man

Spanish billionaire businessman Amancio Ortega Gaona was born on March 28th, 1936 as the youngest of four children in the small village of Busdongo de...

An epic struggle between Good and Evil in Spain?

The man that decisively shaped twentieth-century Spain for almost four decades, Generalissimo Francisco Franco, died peacefully on November 20th, 1975 in a Madrid hospital. Although...

Debunking some separatist myths about Catalonia

Separatist leader Lluís Companys (born 1882) was first sentenced to 30 years in prison on June 6th, 1935 for staging a coup d'état against...

Animal Farm first published 75 years ago

On August 17th, 1945 George Orwell (1903-1950) had his second best known work, the timeless allegorical fable Animal Farm, first published in London by...

Pan-Iberian extremists caused first terrorism victim in Spain

60 years ago, a hardly-known leftist terrorist group killed a girl in Spain and went on to hijack a Portuguese cruiser.

Nissan says goodbye to Spain’s Catalonia region

Japanese automaker Nissan is closing down its plant in Catalonia, which prompted angry reactions from regional politicians. Well, maybe not all of them…

The definitive disbandment of ETA: adieu to separatist murderers

After almost 60 years, the Basque terrorist organization ETA finally stopped operating in 2018.

Personal coronavirus anecdotes from Valencia

With the strictest confinement measures slowly coming to an end in Spain, I would like to share a few personal experiences that I had during these odd last six weeks.

Coronavirus anecdotes from Spain

Obviously, not everybody in Spain is taking this devastating epidemic seriously.

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