Three weeks after appearing to lose her re-election bid, Barcelona's leftist mayor Ada Colau won another four-year term Saturday. Barcelona was not the only city that had elected a "municipalist" government.
For almost a century, few in the United States celebrated Cinco de Mayo. In the mid-20th century, sparked by the growing Chicano movement the David versus Goliath story fittingly mirrored the struggle for civil rights.
In Andalucian Spain, as elsewhere in Europe, right-wing electoral success comes primarily at the expense of the neo-liberal center. But, the Left must do more to prevent ultra-rightist parties from filling the void created by the center’s collapse.