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Stories about Spain

16 December 2014

‘Spain Is a Corruptocracy': Netizens Slam Google News Tax

Global Voices Advocacy

News aggregator Google News has announced the shutdown of its Spanish subsidiary starting December 16, 2014 due to the tax imposed by the new Intellectual Property Law.

23 November 2014

Greenpeace Activist Injured in Confrontation with Spanish Navy

Environmental activist suffers serious injuries after an armed assault by the Spanish Navy on a Greenpeace boat protesting oil exploration in Spain's Canary Islands.

20 September 2014

Newspapers Predict Spain's Conservative Party Will Shelve Their Restrictive Abortion Bill to Save Face in Elections

Spain's abortion bill has met with pushback not only from parties in the opposition but also from within the current governing party's rank and file.

8 September 2014

Are You a European ‘Expat’ Under 40? ‘Generation E’ Wants to Hear Your Story

"Generation E" is calling for stories of young Europeans who are crossing the imaginary boundaries of the Old Continent to reinvent day-to-day life in another country.

5 September 2014

Spain's Alternative Political Party Podemos Is Growing in ‘Circles’

The Bridge

Since launching in March with an entirely crowdfunded campaign and a manifesto made up of public suggestions, the party claimed 8% of the national vote in the European Parliament elections.

4 August 2014

Sonia Ordóñez, Translating Threats to Free Expression Online for Global Voices Advocacy

Global Voices depends on its hard-working team of volunteer translators like Sonia Ordóñez, who has devoted most of her time to translating Advocacy stories.

2 August 2014

Watch 3 Flamenco Singers Interrupt Andalusia's Parliament to Protest in Booming Song

The economic crisis has hit Spain's southern region of Andalusia especially hard, with two-thirds of its people out of work.

29 July 2014

Spanish Soldier Who Penned a Best-Selling Novel About Military Corruption Gets Jail Time

Luis Segura, a lieutenant in the Spanish army, is in prison for criticizing the military during interviews for his novel "Un paso al frente" (A step forward).

21 July 2014

Meet Lourdes Sada, a Global Voices Volunteer Who Has Worked on More Than 400 Stories in Two Years

Learn a little bit more about Lourdes Sada, one of the volunteer translators and writers who keep Global Voices running.

3 July 2014

How Technology Is Helping People Learn—and Even Save—the World's Languages

Rising Voices

Forward thinkers are harnessing the unprecedented power of technology to bring languages back from the brink of extinction, and in rare cases, to resurrect an extinct language.

2 July 2014

Architect Santiago Calatrava Attempts but Fails to Censor Site That Highlights His Blunders

Just a few months ago, Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava was able to shut down «calatravatelaclava.com», an online compilation of his blunders carried out with public funds.

20 June 2014

Chile Sends Spain Packing in Stunning World Cup Defeat

In a duel of the "Reds", Chile defeated the defending world champion Spain, knocking the latter out of the World Cup.

6 June 2014

Spanish Bloggers, Share Your Posts with Global Voices Through #LunesDeBlogsGV

Share your posts with Global Voices on Mondays using the hashtag #LunesDeBlogsGV and we will spread them in many countries and languages!

5 June 2014

Thousands of Spaniards Demand a Republic Following the King's Abdication

Many observers see an intent on behalf of the crown to maintain the monarchical system with this abdication.

1 June 2014

The Rise of Podemos, Spain's “We Can” Citizen Party

The party represents the coming of age of the protests and new ideas that have occupied the streets of Spain in recent years.

25 May 2014

People with Disabilities and Rare Diseases Contest European Elections

"We are a group of people affected, directly or indirectly, by a disability or rare disease, united by a common goal — improving the lives of those affected."

22 May 2014

‘Mafalda’ Cartoonist Quino Awarded Prince of Asturias Prize in Spain

The well-known 81-year-old Argentinian cartoonist is the man behind the idealistic yet pessimistic little girl Mafalda.

17 May 2014

Spanish Government Threatens to Censor Social Media

Many politicians have been offended by comments on Twitter on the assassination of the president of the Province of León, and demand a greater control of social media.

5 April 2014

Controversy and Outrage in Spain Over the Presence of Teodoro Obiang

The president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang, has been the protagonist of a huge controversy in Spain.

28 March 2014

The Spanish Newspaper ABC Takes a Beating on Twitter after Publishing an Article against Masturbation

The article was published by a group of experts from the University of Navarra, which belongs to Opus Dei.

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