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Cristina Mateo-Yanguas covers social, economic and political issues in Spain for GlobalPost. As a freelance journalist during the past 12 years, she has contributed to stories about Spain for the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, NPR, CBC radio and television, Fox News, NBC news, and Canada's Globe and Mail. She has reported on the Madrid train attacks, terrorism trials, Franco's legacy, gay marriage, state and church relations, the Prestige environmental disaster, women's rights and Muslims in Spain. She has worked for National Geographic Television, Discovery Channel and APTN on the influence of climate change on the wine industry, the banana war, the Texaco oil spill in the Ecuadorian Amazon, and the Arab heritage of Andalusia. She has a master's degree in international relations from the Ortega y Gasset University Institute (Complutense University) in Madrid.