In Spain’s Jerez de la Frontera, flamenco zambombas make a comeback

The celebration dates back to the 18th century, nearly died in the 1970s, and is enjoying a revival


El Roto

El Roto cartoon, December 22, 2017



Ros cartoon, December 22, 2017

catalan independence

Spanish Supreme Court names former Catalan premier in rebellion probe

Artur Mas is already banned from public office for two years for role in 2014 illegal referendum


An uncertain future

Pro-independence forces have held on but will need the radical CUP to govern

El Gordo

Winners across Spain celebrate results of ‘el Gordo’ Christmas lottery

Winning first prize number 71198 sold at locations including Madrid’s famous Doña Manolita shop


Carles Puigdemont: “The Catalan republic has won the elections”

Arrest warrant still pending for ousted premier which could complicate pro-independence government


Bingo! Christmas lottery windfall launches acting career

When Calahorra struck lucky with Spain’s ‘el Gordo’ lottery in 2002, actor Nacho Guerreros' life changed forever

Election results

Catalan election: separatists win most seats, Ciudadanos the most-voted party

Record turnout of 81% at a vote whose outcome underscores the divisions in Catalan society

Catalan election

As it happened: Catalonia votes in regional poll

Long lines and a record turnout mark election called by Madrid using emergency powers