Travel scams

Former pickpocket scams tourists with new restaurant business in Lisbon

Unsuspecting customers pay €120 for a cod dish or €50 for a beer at establishment run by criminal

El País Semanal

The Spanish politician who was literally hated to death

Isabel Carrasco, head of the León Provincial Authority and leader of the local branch of Spain’s Popular Party, was shot in broad daylight in 2014. Three women are in prison after being convicted of the crime –Montserrat González, her daughter Triana Martínez and a policewoman, Raquel Gago. But has justice really been done?



Ros cartoon, August 17, 2017


Almost 600 migrants rescued off Spanish coast in less than 12 hours

Authorities say this is the largest figure in a single day this year, and that numbers are rising

Spanish soccer

Super Cup win helps boost Real Madrid credentials as world’s best team

Inspired Benzema helps Ronaldo-less club from Spanish capital add to impressive trophy haul

public health

Barcelona struggles to halt illegal sales of beach snacks containing fecal matter

Hawkers play cat and mouse with police following reports of E. Coli in food and drinks


Comparing Catalan independence to Kosovo makes no sense

Draft secession law in Spanish region makes unfounded comparison with former Yugoslav province


Will the next Latin American literature boom be female?

A new generation of writers is being hailed in both the Spanish and English-speaking worlds