Crime

How Chinese mafias reinvented Spain’s marijuana trade

The large-scale drug operation included an insurance company and secret houses-within-houses

IMMIGRATION

The battle for the Mediterranean

The gulf between two very different worlds has turned the Mediterranean into a graveyard. Thousands of people die each year trying to cross it. We traveled to the coast of Libya and the black hole of this humanitarian crisis.

Cartoons

Ros

Ros cartoon, February 2, 2018

Cartoons

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, February 2, 2018

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE

Catalan government “designed an army,” Civil Guard report concludes

The ousted executive was seeking “to defend the Republic” from Spain following its unilateral declaration of independence

WEATHER

Snow and ice bring fresh chaos to one of Spain’s major freeways

Four major roads have been temporarily closed off while authorities issue dozens of weather alerts

Catalan politics

Madrid doubts Puigdemont will step aside despite his defeatist messages

Opposition is calling on the ousted Catalan premier to let another candidate bid for the premiership

Healthy Living

A challenge worth the weight, as Galician town looks to shed 100,000kgs

The La Coruña locality Narón has launched an innovative diet project to tackle spiraling obesity rates