RACISM IN SPAIN

Spanish soccer star forced to apologize over “blackface” controversy

To coincide with Kings Day, former FC Barcelona player Andrés Iniesta shared a picture of himself with men in costume as the Three Kings, one of whom was wearing black make-up

CINEMA

Netflix removes Castilian Spanish subtitles from Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Roma’

The decision of the streaming service to offer an alternative version on the hit movie had caused controversy, with the director himself calling it “offensive”

HEALTH

80% of men and 55% of women in Spain will be overweight by 2030: study

In 11 years there will be more than 27 million people in the country with excess weight or obesity, which will mean an additional cost to the health system of €3 billion

BUSINESS

Spain’s luxury market pins its hopes on Asia and millenials

Industry tries to close gap with world leaders through strong offer in high-end fashion, food and hospitality

BUSINESS

Vodafone Spain announces 25% staff cutbacks, with as many as 1,200 jobs to go

The Spanish affiliate of the telecoms giant has justified the measures due to market conditions, with more and more customers opting for “low-cost” packages

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, January 10, 2019

FAR-RIGHT PARTIES IN SPAIN

PP accepts some of far-right Vox’s demands in order to govern Andalusia

After long negotiations in the wake of elections last December, the conservative group’s deal will see the Socialist Party lose power in the region for the first time in 36 years