Podemos’ Pablo Iglesias visits New York

March 13, 2015
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Pablo Iglesias speaks with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! Photo Len Tsou.

Pablo Iglesias speaks with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! Photo Len Tsou.

Pablo Iglesias, leader of the grass-roots political movement PODEMOS, paid an intense three-day visit to New York in mid-February, where he was interviewed, among others, by Amy Goodman. When asked if he intends for Spain to meet its obligations, under international law, to investigate and prosecute crimes against humanity committed during the Spanish Civil War and Francoism, his answer was clear: “The way Spanish governments have dealt with this issue is insufficient. This is a priority on my agenda.”

Mr. Iglesias hails from a politically committed family that suffered the humiliation of the defeated in the Spanish Civil War. While in New York he was greeted by hundreds of followers as well as critics. As Pablo put it himself, “the fact that the powers that be are worried about us [PODEMOS] proves that we are doing things well.”

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