TRIAL OF CATALAN SEPARATIST LEADERS

Catalan independence was “a political declaration,” says ex-official at Supreme Court trial

Jordi Turull argues that the regional government did not encourage violence, nor did it use public money to hold the unauthorized independence referendum of October 1

CRIME IN SPAIN

Barcelona becomes Spain’s leader in rising crime rates

The number of criminal infractions, which began to skyrocket in early 2018, underscore theft as one of the city’s main problems

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, February 19, 2019

ELECTIONS IN SPAIN

Spain’s conservatives accuse PM of disrespecting Easter over snap election date

Popular Party makes a political issue out of religious traditions as it vies with far-right Vox for votes on April 28

ELECTIONS IN SPAIN

Spain’s far-right party Vox takes its anti-immigration message to Madrid

Leaders are holding rallies in low-income towns with large foreign populations in the hopes of replicating their recent success in Andalusia at upcoming elections

HEALTHCARE

Why a Facebook post about Spain’s public healthcare system went viral

Expectant mother Eva Castizo wrote that she wanted a symbolic invoice of all the services she had received, to highlight the importance of the country’s free healthcare