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· April, 2013

Stories about Spain from April, 2013

30 April 2013

Police Besiege Barcelona District in the Run Up to May 1st

The day before May Day, a hundred protesters peacefully went through the streets of a Barcelona district, followed throughout the entire route by hundreds of riot police heavily armed with...

25 April 2013

Spain: The Bishop and the Global Conspiracy Against Humanity

José Antonio Reig Pla, bishop of the Spanish city of Alcalá de Henares, refers to abortion as an "international conspiracy to reduce the population." The news has spread quickly on...

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...

8 April 2013

King of Spain's Swiss Bank Accounts No Longer a Secret

The latest scandal to hit the monarchy has exposed the existence of various Swiss bank accounts under the names of the king of Spain and other members of the royal...

6 April 2013

Spain: The Eternal Fight to Dismantle a Fascist Symbol and Mass Grave

The Valley of the Fallen, the ostentatious memorial monument built for the Spanish fascist dictator Francisco Franco, is perhaps the biggest symbol of Francoism and the biggest mass grave in...

5 April 2013

Madrid President Advocates Censorship of Embarrassing Photos

Madrid regional president Ignacio González voiced his support during a radio interview for establishing "certain limits" on the publication of compromising images in the media, saying that "you have to...

2 April 2013

What do we do at Global Voices Catalonia?

On 27 February, the Global Voices international community of bloggers presented its Catalan edition in Barcelona. In this post we explain who we are, what we do and how to...

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