GENDER DISCRIMINATION

How a tattoo can stop you joining the Spanish army – if you’re a woman

Aspiring recruit Estela Martín has been excluded from the process to join the armed forces due to a small flower on her foot. Men, meanwhile, are subject to different treatment

CORRUPTION IN SPORT

Ex-Barça player posts picture of himself with liver donor in bid to quell rumors

Barcelona prosecutor considering reopening the case, after wiretaps suggest the illegal purchase of an organ for Éric Adibal, who is now the soccer club’s technical secretary

LOW-COST AIRLINES

Ryanair crew announce July strikes in Spain, Portugal, Italy and Belgium

Unions are calling on the Irish low-cost airline to respect the labor rights of its staff in each country it flies to, rather than applying Irish law

LANGUAGE

Number of Spanish speakers tops 577 million

Data from the Cervantes Institute suggests that within the next 10 years more people will speak the language in the US than in Spain

CARTOONS

Ros

Ros cartoon, July 5, 2018

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, July 5, 2018

DRUG TRAFFICKING

“Corrupt dockers” arrested at Spanish port over large-scale cocaine trafficking

Civil Guard nabs well-organized group that was smuggling the drug out of one of the country’s busiest shipping hubs