WEATHER ALERT

Extreme weather: Spain feels effects of “Beast from the East”

Polar front brings snow, rain and plummeting temperatures after pummeling central and western Europe

HUMAN RIGHTS

Council of Europe urges Spain to create independent anti-racism body

Spain and San Marino are only countries in 47-member organization not to have an equality watchdog

Crime

Catalan police arrest suspect of double murder at Susqueda reservoir

The alleged killer, 60-year-old Jordi Magentí, had been convicted 21 years ago for killing his ex-wife

Early Spring in Spain

Spanish town of Cieza showcases annual attraction: orchards in full bloom

The explosion of color can be seen across the countryside from mid-February to the middle of March

Personal leadership

What can we learn from feeling bad?

We have a romanticized image of happiness that simply doesn’t exist. We have to reclaim the right to have bad days

LANGUAGE

America claims its stake in the Spanish language

Spain’s plan to include language promotion in Marca España angers Hispanic academies

Cartoons

Ros

Ros cartoon, February 27, 2018

Cartoons

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, February 27, 2018

SECURITY

Spanish government admits to chronic police shortage

Country needs 20,800 National Police and Civil Guard officers; deficit clearest in Catalan and Basque regions