Category Archives: Under the Name of Spain

Quotable: Eduardo Galeano on Utopia

The recently deceased poet of Latin American journalism reads one of his loveliest, truest and most poignant pieces aloud. The on-screen translation’s a bit wonky, but I think you’ll get the idea: PS: According to one of the commenters on … Continue reading

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Cristina’s pet gloat

Hey! Remember how Argentina defaulted on its debt in 2001? And how it kicked out the IMF a short time later? Well, looks like that was a smart decision. And the significance of yet another IMFer being in deep shit … Continue reading

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After 40 years, a victim of Franco’s Spain tells her story

Lidia Falcón in an archival photo, likely taken before her seventh and final arrest under the Franco dictatorship. The leftist lawyer and feminist was falsely linked to a crime allegedly carried out by Basque separatists in Madrid in September 1974. … Continue reading

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Leamsy Salazar: The DEA’s useful spy

Leamsy Salazar, at right, back when Chavecito (on the left) trusted him. Hey! Remember the spook I blogged about the other day? Leamsy Salazar, the presidential security officer who “defected” from the Venezuelan armed forces and is now a star … Continue reading

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Diosdado Cabello warns of violent replays in Venezuela

Diosdado Cabello, the president of the Venezuelan National Assembly, on his VTV weekly show. He’s in military uniform because, like Chavecito behind him, he’s a former officer of the Venezuelan army. And because this past February 4, the nation celebrated … Continue reading

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Prostitution ads: Lots of money in ’em, but for whom?

Spanish prostitution ads from a large daily paper, many offering “Greek” (anal) and “French” (oral) sex, right up front. You know how we’re always hearing that print media are in trouble, that revenues are down, that they can’t afford quality … Continue reading

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OMG I WANT THIS SO MUCH WHERE DO I GET ONE…

Ahem. Sorry for the ALL FUCKING CAPS header, but really, can you blame me for wanting one of these? Hair parted down the middle, big smile, merry eyes, and the index finger pointing forward are some characteristics of “Evo Presidente”, … Continue reading

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Argentine baby-stealers and torturers honored by Spanish government

A Spanish royal decree ordering the awarding of a military medal to Argentine admiral Rubén Oscar Franco. As you can see, it bears the names of King Juan Carlos and the then defence minister, Narciso Serra. “Wishing to give proof … Continue reading

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Argentine torturers took military courses in Spain — and vice versa

A cordial letter from the Spanish ministry of exterior relations to the Embassy of Argentina in Madrid. Note the date stamp: September 14, 1979. Even at the height of the junta’s horrors, Spain was awfully chummy with Argentina. Spain supposedly … Continue reading

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Come see me eat nipples!

Y’okay. Now that we’ve got the silliness out of our systems (and the deliberately bad English translations of Bollywood dance numbers), let’s talk a bit about nipples. Perhaps you’ve seen the Tata Top, and heard of #FreeTheNipple? Yeah, boobs are … Continue reading

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