The circumstances in many third world countries is desperate indeed, considering the economies of the nations they are fleeing to. Nevertheless, little attention is paid to the mass migration across the Mediterranean that is occurring into Italy and Spain now.
|By: DSWright Tuesday October 29, 2013 11:00 am|
How can President Obama give all these public assurances about what the NSA is and is not doing if he is “out of loop”?
|By: DSWright Monday October 28, 2013 6:40 am|
As representatives of the European Union meet with American officials today to discuss reports of NSA spying in France and Germany, another country may want to shortly send a representative. According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the NSA spied on 60 million Spanish phone calls in one month. This could get awkward.
|By: EdwardTeller Wednesday July 3, 2013 2:30 pm|
As Bolivian President Evo Morales sits marooned in a Vienna airport on the dawn of July 3rd, 2013, having possibly avoided aerial interception over the Atlantic Ocean by U.S. fighters or missiles, it might be fitting to think about the fate of Iran Ar Flight 655, 25 years ago today (emphases added):
|By: Kit OConnell Wednesday June 12, 2013 5:00 pm|
Many journalists and experts have cautioned against drawing too many parallels between the Occupy Gezi movement and Occupy Wall Street, or between the Turkish uprising and the uprisings of the Arab Spring, such as the one centered around Egypt’s Tahrir Square. It’s true that Turkey exists at a pivot point between secular and religious that is unique to its history, for all the superficial resemblances that may have to The Handmaid’s Tale fantasies of America’s Christian conservatives. Each people, each culture, is unique and so are its uprisings.
|By: CTuttle Thursday April 25, 2013 7:04 pm|
Today in Madrid Spaniards Surround Congress in “Day of Liberation” Against Austerity.
|By: Attaturk Tuesday October 30, 2012 1:30 am|
“Austerity” continues its unprecedented run of being the economic policy with the worst results but the most adherents.
|By: David Dayen Thursday October 11, 2012 7:20 am|
IMF managing director Christine Lagarde has been in the “stop the austerity” camp for a little while now, but this was perhaps her most explicit statement yet on the policy that’s gradually killing off Europe’s economy.
|By: Center for Constitutional Rights Wednesday October 10, 2012 11:05 am|
With the DOJ’s failure to prosecute the Bush Six and other torturers, Spain has a legal obligation to ensure impunity does not cross borders
|By: David Dayen Sunday September 30, 2012 6:00 pm|
Spain announced the results of a stress test of its banks, finding a €60 billion shortfall, in line with estimates.
It’s important to understand that there are two bailouts as it pertains to Spain. The bank bailout, meant to cover this €60 billion shortfall, has already been requested and approved. Europe has reserved around €100 billion for this purpose. The other bailout, a bailout for Spain’s sovereign debt, has not yet been requested, much to the consternation of top European officials.