Kirby Farah, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Many Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but how many actually know the story of the holiday? … Continue Reading Americans Might Love Cinco de Mayo, but Few Know What They’re Celebrating
Monica Clua Losada, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Thanks to massive voter turnout in Spain’s April 28 general election, especially on the left, far-right parties did not win enough … Continue Reading Spanish Voters Rebuff Radical Right — for Now
Juan Luis Manfredi, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha Since Spain’s last elections in 2015, there has been no shortage of conflict, tension and surprise developments around the country. There was the … Continue Reading Spanish General Election: The Winners, the Losers – and Vox
The ruling Spanish Socialist Party has scored something of a triumph in the Spanish elections, retaining power with an increased majority and seeing off the right-wing challenge of the People’s … Continue Reading Socialist Triumph in Spain With Increased Majority as Far-Right Challenge Quelled
Voting is well underway in Spain’s general election as fears grow that the far-right Vox party may be propelled into government alongside the right-wing People’s party. With polls having opened … Continue Reading Fears Far-Right May Enter Parliament as Spain Goes to the Polls
Deborah Madden, University of Manchester Spain is heading for its third general election in less than four years on April 28. And with days to go before the vote, the … Continue Reading Spanish Election: Right-Wing Parties Want to Restrict Abortion and Ban Feminist Groups
Carlos Conde Solares, Northumbria University, Newcastle Ahead of an election in Spain in which a large proportion of voters are still undecided, one party is causing a major stir. Vox … Continue Reading Vox: How to Understand the Peculiarities of Spain’s Hard-Right Movement
Edward Koning, University of Guelph The upcoming election in Spain will be different. While the country has long been one of the few in western Europe without a populist anti-immigrant … Continue Reading Why Spain’s Upcoming Election Will Change Spanish Immigration Politics
Spain’s third general election in four years is fast approaching. Voters will take to the polls on April 28 in a climate of unprecedented parliamentary polarisation and fragmentation. And while this is a national election, the question of Catalan independence looms large.
Spain’s Far-Right Vox Party has been removed from pre-election debates after its inclusion was deemed to be in violation of electoral law.
Jordi Cornellà-Detrell, University of Glasgow It’s exactly 80 years since the end of the Spanish Civil War, when General Francisco Franco’s populist forces finally overcame the leftist resistance and plunged … Continue Reading Franco’s Invisible Legacy: Books Across the Hispanic World Are Still Scarred by His Censorship
Rodrigo García-Velasco, University of Cambridge Zaida, a Muslim princess living in 11th-century Seville, is one of the most extraordinary ancestors of the British royal family. Zaida’s bloodline reached the English … Continue Reading Meet the Muslim Princess Zaida, Spanish Ancestor of the British Royal Family
The Labour Party have stormed into a five point lead in the British polls as the liklihood of an election looms. After weeks of turmoil, controversy and incompetence from the … Continue Reading Labour Take 5 Point Lead in British Polls as Spanish Socialists Also Surge
Ana Puchau de Lecea, University of Melbourne and Vicente Pérez de León, University of Melbourne Somewhere in La Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember… … Continue Reading Guide to the Classics: Don Quixote, the World’s First Modern Novel – and One of the Best
Peter C. Mancall, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences In 1492, when Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic Ocean in search of a fast route … Continue Reading Columbus Believed He Would Find ‘Blemmyes’ and ‘Sciapods’ – Not People – in the New World