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Anna Williams

An American putting her international relations background and love of writing to use while living in Madrid. My travels are chronicled at ACityInColour and I tweet here.

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26 June 2013

Amnesty Report Accuses Spanish Government of Obstructing Justice

Time passes, impunity remains, the new Amnesty International report published on June 17, 2013, analyses the investigation of crimes committed during Spain's Civil War and the dictatorship of Francisco Franco....

4 June 2013

Extreme Anti-immigrant Groups Spread Throughout Europe

Plagued by one of the worst economic crises in recent history, extreme anti-immigrant parties are once again on the rise in 21st-century Europe.

23 April 2013

Expectations Run High for Immigration Reform in the United States

In a massive rally in Washington DC, protesters, activists and community leaders called for immigration reform that would legalize the status of some 11 million immigrants in the United States....

18 April 2013

Double Standard? Protesting Foreclosures and Abortion Clinics in Spain

Elena Valenciano, Deputy Secretary General of Spain's Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), has criticised the Popular Party for seeking to regulate "escrache" protests against foreclosures, citing that many abortion clinics have...

15 April 2013

Spain's “Move Your Money!” Campaign Advocates for Ethical Banking

Various organizations have joined together to launch the "Move your money!" initiative in Spain, to convince citizens to transition from traditional banks, which are in large part responsible for the...

11 March 2013

The Right to be Forgotten: Spain and Google Before the European Court

On 26 February, Google and Spain appeared before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) over the redaction of certain pages yielded in search results that contain the personal information of...

18 February 2013

Spanish Parliamentarians Tweet Secret Mario Draghi meeting

El Presidente del Banco Central Europeo (BCE) Mario Draghi pidió que su intervención en el Congreso español se realizara a puertas cerradas. Pero dos diputados desobedecieron la petición de Draghi...

14 February 2013

Under Pressure, Spain Opens Door to Foreclosure Reform

The Plataforma de Afectados por la Hipoteca (PAH), joined by an impressive social movement, fought for Congress to change mortgage legislation in Spain. In the end, the Popular Party bowed...

8 February 2013

Ecuador: Central Bank President Resigns Amid Forged Degree Scandal

Pedro Delgado, President Rafael Correa Delgado's cousin, resigns as the President of Ecuador's Central Bank after the scandal broke that he had forged his economics degree. The forgery was made...

5 February 2013

“Hands up! This is a robbery!”: Protests Continue in Spain

People in Madrid have taken the streets in droves to show their fury with President Mariano Rajoy over new corruption allegations. Anna Williams shares her photographs of the protests.

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