Podemos's mainstream opponents have tried to discredit the party by casting it as outside the bounds of acceptable politics.
Bécquer Seguín is a doctoral candidate in romance studies at Cornell University.
Podemos has gained traction by drawing on lessons from the Latin American left.
The language of "human rights" has become the language of Western aggression.
Podemos, Spain’s new leftist party, is challenging austerity and winning public support.