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20N: some handy statistics

Here are some (very) quick facts and figures about the Spanish Election: which takes place today. Main parties Percentage of vote PP (Partido Popular, Conservatives) are expected to win: 45% Seats expected to win: 190-195 Percentage of vote PSOE (Partido…

Stolen babies: part 3. Spain’s shame

It’s back in the news again, this time because of an excellent BBC2 documentary which was broadcast last night. The stolen babies scandal is taking on a higher profile. I’ve blogged about it in the past, having tracked developments in…

35 years of freedom

If you’ve been following the recent struggles of women in Saudi Arabia – one woman was caught driving and was sentenced to 10 lashes for the offence, a barbaric and medieval punishment which she only escaped after the king pardoned…

Stolen babies

There is a new scandal which is slowly coming to light here in Spain. Last year, there were a few stories in the press on the subject; now, there is a flood, with newspaper and TV reports appearing daily. Today,…

Stolen babies: part 2

As a follow-up to my previous post, on a story which I had been following for some time in the Spanish media, I though it was worth mentioning some of today's national press coverage of the topic. It's a delicate,…

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