My name is Justiniano Martínez, and I really was a political prisoner

“I am not sympathetic to demands for freedom from people who have enjoyed nothing but freedom their entire lives,” writes this former secretary general of the Spanish Communist Party

Soccer | La Liga

Where have all the goals gone?

World-class scorers Ronaldo, Suárez, Griezmann and Benzema are all struggling to hit the back of the net in Spain’s top division

US Politics

Trump worshipers in the American heartland

A year after his electoral victory, the Republican president’s base remains loyal despite the scandals

Crisis in Catalonia

Catalan branch of Podemos votes to run in coalition in regional elections

Podem will be teaming up with Catalonia in Common, a leftist coalition that includes Barcelona in Common, the party of Mayor Ada Colau


A grotesque escapade

Former Catalan regional premier Carles Puigdemont is mocking those exiled under Franco, hurting his allies and provoking the Belgians



Ros cartoon, November 7, 2017


El Roto

El Roto cartoon, November 7, 2017

SAIF AHMED AL THANI I director of Qatar’s Government Communications Office

“The blockading countries want to outsource our foreign policy”

The spokesperson for the Qatari government warns that the emirate will not bow to pressure from other Arab states blockading his country

Catalan Independence

Carles Puigdemont in Brussels: “We all know we can end up in jail”

Around 200 separatist mayors are traveling to Belgium today to “explain the situation in Catalonia”


Brexit and the Catalan ‘process’

Neither one is inevitable, as illustrated by the cases of Italy’s Padania and the Basque Country