Spain

  • June 7, 2012    

    Church of Our Lady of Incarnation in Spain. Photo by SantiMB via Flickr Creative Commons. In the second part of her dispatch from Spain, former New York Times correspondent and friend of Making Sen$e, Ana Westley describes the privileges of … Continue reading

  • June 6, 2012    

    People take part in a protest in front of a BBVA bank office in Barcelona. Photo by Josep Lago AFP/Getty Images This week here at Making Sen$e, we’ll be featuring dispatches from Europe’s financial front lines – mainly and plainly, … Continue reading

  • June 6, 2012    

    People take part in a protest in front of a BBVA bank office in Barcelona. Photo by Josep Lago AFP/Getty Images This week here at Making Sen$e, we’ll be featuring dispatches from Europe’s financial front lines – mainly and plainly, … Continue reading

  • May 24, 2012  

    After an inconclusive meeting of European leaders in Brussels ended Wednesday, new data showed a worsening economic contraction throughout the continent. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • May 24, 2012  

    Economic divisions between France and Germany were reinforced Wednesday at a summit on Europe’s debt crisis with austerity, promises of economic growth and a potential euro exit by Greece among the topics of open and vocal debate. Jeffrey Brown and The Economist’s Zanny Minton discuss what’s ahead for the eurozone. Continue reading

  • December 30, 2011  

    In other news Friday, an outpouring of anti-government protesters filled cities across Syria, marking a new challenge for President Bashar al-Assad. The opposition reported as many as 250,000 people turned out in Idlib and Hama. Also, at least nine people were killed in Pakistan when a car bomb exploded in the city of Quetta. Continue reading

  • November 30, 2011  

    Stock markets roared their approval Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve led a global move to head off a new financial panic originating in Europe. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • November 22, 2011    

    Spain’s conservative Popular Party and its leader Mariano Rajoy — the victors in last weekend’s parliamentary elections — now have the difficult job of implementing spending cuts for the sake of Spain’s economy while keeping the public and markets on their side. Continue reading

  • November 21, 2011  

    In other news Monday, a man accused of plotting to bomb New York City police stations and post offices remained in custody. Jose Pimental, who was under surveillance for at least a year, was arrested over the weekend. Also, Spain’s new ruling party came under pressure to spell out its plans to rescue the country’s economy. Continue reading

  • October 20, 2011  

    In other news Thursday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a blunt warning to Pakistan’s leadership to boost their anti-terror fight. She made the remarks during a visit to Afghanistan. Also, Basque separatists declared an end to their violent decades-long campaign to gain independence from Spain and France. Continue reading

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