Catalan secession bid

In Spain, a political storm precedes trial of Catalan independence leaders

The prosecution and the defense’s strategies will hinge on whether any violence was used during the bid for unilateral secession

SOCCER TRAGEDY

Spanish former pilot of plane in which soccer player Emiliano Sala died: “It didn’t fall to pieces”

Eduardo Hernández talks to EL PAÍS about his previous experiences flying the aircraft that crashed over the English Channel while carrying the Argentine forward

AMERICAS

The curse of the Mexican avocado

The state of Michoacán is the world’s top producer of the fruit but the commercial boom for the superfood has brought with it violence, deforestation and job insecurity

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, February 11, 2019

PROTESTS IN COLÓN

How Spain’s right-wing parties misled protesters at anti-government march

EL PAÍS debunks four false accusations made against Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez in a joint manifesto from the Popular Party, Ciudadanos and Vox

PROTESTS IN COLÓN

Right-wing parties attract tens of thousands to protest against Spanish PM

The conservative Popular Party, center-right Ciudadanos and far-right Vox called the demonstration in response to Pedro Sánchez’s handling of the Catalan independence drive

RACISM

Barcelona bar owner who threw out patrons for color of their skin fined €1,500

The judge ruled that the accused acted with “undisguised contempt” when he told the group: “I don’t want black people here”