Abi Malins

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Saturday, 2 May 2020

This is a crisis for the arts too

Across the world, galleries, theatres, museums and concert halls stand eerily empty, their audiences made to stay away for their …

By Abi Malins

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Spain's exit from coronavirus lockdown has become dangerously politicised

Non-essential Spanish workers are being allowed to return to their jobs. But while health experts have expressed support for a …

By Abi Malins

Thursday, 9 April 2020

Coronavirus fuels racial tensions against Spain's minorities

Targeted misinformation during the Coronavirus lockdown is provoking racial tensions in several regions of northern Spain. As local authorities in …

By Abi Malins

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Staff shortages, chaotic planning and the breakdown of Spain’s coronavirus field hospital

Frontline health workers have labelled the field hospital assembled in Madrid’s IFEMA event centre a “disaster.” The site is intended …

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Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Spain speaks: voices from inside the lockdown

In the Coronavirus crisis, Spain is the second worst affected country in Europe, behind Italy. On Monday, the country registered …

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Friday, 24 January 2020

Spanish corruption scandal raises red flag for socialist government

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has made his stance on corruption clear. His new coalition aims to repeal article 324 …

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Friday, 17 January 2020

First female Vatican appointment is no revolutionary - but she might challenge tradition

Lawyer Dr Francesca Di Giovanni recently became the first female undersecretary in the Vatican’s Secretariat of State, making her the …

By Abi Malins

Friday, 10 January 2020

A marriage of inconvenience: Spain’s new coalition government is compromised from the outset

Elected by a majority of just two votes in the Spanish parliament this week, Spain’s new socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is …

By Abi Malins