Catalan independence

As it happened: Catalonia independence declaration, latest news

Catch up on our live blog of events from Monday, which saw the government reject Catalan premier’s response to request, and Mossos chief escape prison without bail


Judge dismisses Dalí paternity suit, orders plaintiff to pay costs

Ruling condemns “temerity” of María Pilar Abel Martínez, who pressed ahead despite DNA tests


Why Spain is right to defend its democracy in face of Catalonia crisis

The Spanish Constitution cannot be torn up by the illegal and seditious acts of a tiny minority, Dublin-based lawyer Isabel Foley argues


Catalonia: The countdown to Article 155

The regional premier has been given more time this week to avoid the central government’s response to the secessionist challenge



Ros cartoon, October 16, 2017


El Roto

El Roto cartoon, October 16, 2017

Spanish stereotypes

In Francoland

Both Europe and the US love what they see as Spain’s quaint backwardness so much that they feel insulted when we explain to them how much we have changed

Catalan independence

Puigdemont letter fails to provide clear answer on independence declaration

Catalan premier asks Spanish PM to end “repression of the Catalan people” in ambiguous statement

Natural Disasters

Four dead as wildfires ravage northwestern Spain

Spanish PM announces he is traveling to Galicia, were there were 105 active fires on Monday morning


Zuloaga: more than just a painter of Spanish clichés

Mapfre Foundation shines new light on artist with exhibition including works by Picasso and Rodin