Widespread astonishment and indignation at Garzón’s suspension

May 16, 2010

The Spanish and international media are filled with editorials, op-eds, and interviews criticizing the suspension of investigative magistrate Baltasar Garzón. An editorial in Le Monde, for instance, states that case reveals the institutions of democratic Spain to be “dysfunctional” and “sick”, and that the “strategy of forgetting has not worked”: “The Garzón affaire reveals the persistance of two Spains inherited from the Civil War.”