Depiction of Spain given in this article buys many left-wing topics. I suppose the author is (are) not fully aware that they are spreading false (and therefore unconservative) data about Spain.
I don't mean that all is wrong. In fact, it is one of the least scandalously liberal-leaning articles about Spain that I have read in foreing media. But it's a liberal description, after all. In my conservative opinion, not really truthful, not conservative. No, sir.
Spain diplomatic isolation ended soon after the second world war. Recognising Franco's regime as a potentially unstable bulwark against Communism, US began in the late 40s. By the early 60s, the US had bases in Spain and was paying for massive road and power projects. At that time, Spain was part of the UN and co-operated fully with NATO. Although, Spain refused to formally recognise Israel or the Warsaw Pact countries while Franco was alive, there was intergovernmental cooperation and full trade relations. Rafael 08:58, 5 June 2013 (EDT)