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Susana Vera

What's in a name? Franco's memory divides a Spanish town

Apr 24 2019

GUADIANA DEL CAUDILLO, Spain A small town that owes its origin and name to Francisco Franco may not be a decisive battleground in Sunday's national election, but it epitomizes how the late dictator's legacy and the rise of the far right are dividing voters across Spain.

Gabriel's journey: A transgender Spaniard makes the change

Jan 22 2019

MADRID Gabriel Diaz de Tudanca is a 19-year-old Spaniard who, although born a girl, identified as male from early childhood.

'The fools who have stayed' - elderly couple symbolize Spain's depopulation

Jul 24 2018

LA ESTRELLA, Spain For more than 30 years, Juan Martin Colomer and his wife Sinforosa Sancho have lived alone in a village in Spain's eastern highlands that once had more than 200 inhabitants.

One man's silent run with Pamplona's thundering bulls

Jul 12 2016

PAMPLONA, Spain Every summer Sergio Colas joins hundreds of other runners for Pamplona's annual bull-run but unlike them he cannot hear the roaring crowds or the bulls thundering through the winding streets of the Spanish town's mediaeval center.

Chasing Don Quixote across the Spanish plains of La Mancha

Apr 19 2016

ARGAMASILLA DE ALBA, Spain When he wrote "Don Quixote", Miguel de Cervantes did not give away the name of the birthplace of the eponymous middle-aged gentleman obsessed with heroically righting the world's wrongs and bringing back lost chivalry.

Smaller jobless rise in January takes edge off Spain's labor market gloom

Feb 04 2014

MADRID The number of registered jobless in Spain rose in January as employers shed workers hired for the Christmas holiday season, but the rate of increase slowed from previous years, suggesting the ailing labor market may have touched bottom.

Smaller jobless rise in January takes edge off Spain's labour market gloom

Feb 04 2014

MADRID The number of registered jobless in Spain rose in January as employers shed workers hired for the Christmas holiday season, but the rate of increase slowed from previous years, suggesting the ailing labour market may have touched bottom.

Luxury vacation for an unemployed family

Sep 15 2012

Rafael Guerrero and his wife Luisa Diaz have been playing the lottery every Saturday ever since they got together. Three euros each week, same numbers every time, but no wins in more than fifteen years. This summer, however, Lady Luck finally smiled on them.

Mauritania’s parched earth

Jun 08 2012

There’s one thing I always do upon returning from a work trip. As soon as I leave my camera bag and suitcase on the floor I jump into the shower.

Spanish women boxers build Olympic dreams on luck and pluck

Apr 13 2012

LOS ALCAZARES, Spain In an isolated spot on the coast of south-east Spain dotted with characterless golf resorts and sprawling fruit farms, a small group of dedicated women boxers and their male coach are chasing their Olympic dream.

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