Catalan parliament passes controversial referendum law

Central government in Madrid responds by calling for Constitutional Court to appeal legislation


It’s not independence, it’s a violation of the law

The bill regulating the Catalan independence referendum is illegal from beginning to end

US immigration policy

‘Dreamers’ in the US: “Today is the day we rise up”

The Trump administration’s decision to end the so-called DACA program sparks widespread protests


Ryanair will only allow “priority” passengers to take larger luggage on board

Customers who don’t pay extra will only be allowed to take a small bag into the cabin

Pope’s visit to Colombia

With Colombia visit, Pope Francis hopes to help national reconciliation

Pontiff will visit four cities but will not meet privately with FARC or Venezuelan dissidents


The failure of Catalan nationalism

Castilian, Basque and Catalan nationalism have successively tried to impose their identities and exclude dissidents. Their failure due to their own excesses, opens up the possibility of a plural, open Spain



Ros cartoon, September 6, 2017


El Roto

El Roto cartoon, September 6, 2017


Chris Froome closes in on Vuelta win

British rider is quietly confident after sensational performance in Tuesday’s Logroño time trial


Number of Spain’s super-rich increases by 24% since beginning of the recovery

549 taxpayers declared assets of more than €30 million on controversial wealth tax return