Olympic star Lydia Valentín weighs in on doping

The Spanish weightlifting champion has spent years being pipped at the post by rivals on performance-enhancing drugs. But a crusade in 2016 retrospectively disqualified a number of athletes and today, she boasts Olympic gold, silver and bronze – making her a role model for minority sports in Spain

Spanish marine life

Great white shark appears in waters of Balearic Islands for first time in 30 years

Marine conservation expedition releases up-close footage of the specimen, which was sighted off the coast of Cabrera


Spanish king’s brother-in-law, jailed in graft case, gets first prison visit

Princess Cristina de Borbón flew in from Geneva to spend 40 minutes with Iñaki Urdangarin


Ambassador, Catalan premier’s speeches canceled at US event after tensions rise

A disagreement over the existence or otherwise of “political prisoners” in Spain ahead of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival saw a walkout at a Wednesday speech and jeers and chants



Ros cartoon, June 29, 2018


El Roto

El Roto cartoon, June 29, 2018

Sanfermines sexual assault

Prosecutor calls for ‘La Manada’ member to be jailed after he requests passport

National Police rejected the application by Antonio Manuel Guerrero, who is currently out on bail ahead of serving a nine-year jail sentence for sexually abusing an 18-year-old


How Spanish chefs are still revolutionizing the global food scene

A mix of tradition, innovation, fresh produce and healthy competition is driving the industry forward