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The Forgetting Pact – Kevin Cassar

Tista' taqrah bil-Malti. "Let's not disturb the graves and let's not throw the bones at each other," Jose Maria Aznar, the former Spanish prime minister, once said. Aznar's Popular Party housed most of General Franco's unreconstructed…

Vox joins forces with Partido Popular

A far-right party will hold a share of power in Spain for the first time since the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, with the Voice party gaining a place in a coalition leading the regional government of Castile and Leon. Alonso Fernandez…

Oral history of Mallorca

I never lived in the East End, but my mother was from there. Born in the sound of Bow Bells and all that - my first introduction. A small child could identify with the sound of the bells. They rang from the church it was up the hill…

Parallel Mothers Review | Movie

Two single women, middle-aged Janis (Penélope Cruz) and teenage Ana (Milena Smit), meet at the hospital and befriend each other over similar situations. As they leave with their babies, their lives are about to become intertwined in…

Spotlight on the north: the cinema

For much of the last century, running a cinema in Mallorca was a complicated business, and Mallorca was not unique in that regard. Cinemas in Spain were popular with the general public, but they were not popular with the Catholic Church.…