EXHUMATION OF FRANCO

Spain’s deputy PM: Franco will not end up in La Almudena cathedral

After meeting with Vatican secretary of state on Monday, Carmen Calvo does U-turn and says government will “use Historical Memory Law” to impede his transfer to central Madrid

OPINION

Neoliberalism has captured the digital revolution

A mixture of financial chicanery, unrestrained corporate power and economic austerity has shredded the social contract that emerged after the Second World War

CHILD ABUSE

James Rhodes on abuse law: “Spain has an opportunity to do something extraordinary”

The Madrid-based British pianist and writer, who was abused as a child, welcomes the government’s plans to abolish a statute of limitations on pedophilia offenses

CRIME

Police launch major raid on Barcelona drug dens to combat rising crime rate

More than 800 police officers took part in a coordinated crackdown on Monday in El Raval neighborhood, where 55 people were arrested

SCIENCE

“Studying magic is fundamental to combating political manipulation”

Spanish neuroscientist Susana Martínez-Conde analyzes illusions to encourage critical thinking in the era of Trump’s “post-truths”

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, October 30, 2018

CHILD ABUSE IN SPAIN

Spanish government plans radical changes to child abuse law

Deputy prime minister conveys to Vatican secretary of state reforms that will see pedophilia offenses have no statute of limitations, putting them on the same level as terrorism crimes