MADRID

Madrid announces new rules of the road in bid to banish traffic from center

City is about to approve a raft of new regulations that will cover electric scooters, pedestrians, motorbike parking and bicycles

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, October 5, 2018

DISCRIMINATION

Racism in Spain’s rental market: “They asked me what color my parents were”

Experiment reveals that finding a place to rent in Spain is harder if you are not white, with some ads advertising properties “only for Spaniards”

ECONOMY

IMF softened its 2012 report on Spain to reduce alarm

The global financial institution changed its description of the economy from “bleak” to “very difficult” to avoid rattling the markets and triggering apocalyptic media headlines

ENVIRONMENT

New figures deal fresh blow to Spain’s fight against air pollution

Data from 2017 released by the government show slight spike in nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter