AMERICAS

Three Italians missing in Mexico were “sold for €43” to a criminal gang

Authorities confirm that Naples natives were delivered by local police to a cartel in Jalisco state

VERNE IN ENGLISH

“I was struck by lightning, in a coma, and won bronze in para-cycling”

There is a one in 10,000,000 chance of getting hit by lightning in Spain. Joan Reinoso was the one.

Housing crisis

How tourist apartments are hurting Madrid’s neighborhoods

Platforms like Airbnb are pushing up the cost of rent and forcing locals to move out of the city center

EXTREME WEATHER

Eight German tourists stranded on isolated beach in Tenerife

Heavy rain and strong winds made it impossible for the visitors to return to safety; rescue expected today

Mobile World Congress

After snub, Spanish king urges cooperation to keep MWC in Barcelona

Pro and anti-independence protesters clash on Felipe VI’s first visit to Catalonia since the independence referendum

Cartoons

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, February 26, 2018

Cartoons

Ros

Ros cartoon, February 26, 2018

CAVE PAINTINGS

Spanish cave art was made by Neanderthals, new test reveals

Uranium-thorium dating system finds that the drawings pre-date modern humans by 20,000 years