CATALAN SECESSION BID

Catalan referendum was “political exhibition,” claims former minister

One-time regional business chief, Santi Vila, was questioned in the Supreme Court on Thursday during day six of the trial of the pro-independence leaders

CATALONIA

Road disruptions as Catalan separatists strike against Madrid trial

But walkout has little impact on business, industry or public services due to lack of support from major unions

EL PAÍS PODCASTS

¿Qué? podcast, episode six: Will Franco be removed from the Valley of the Fallen?

In the latest episode of our new audio series, journalists from the English Edition look at the government’s plans to exhume the remains of the Spanish dictator from the controversial monument northwest of Madrid

EXHUMATION OF FRANCO

Vatican will force prior to allow Franco’s exhumation from the Valley of the Fallen

The pope’s right-hand man Pietro Parolin has sent a letter saying the Holy See will ensure Santiago Cantera does not stop the government’s plans to remove the dictator’s remains

IMMIGRATION

Spain and Morocco reach deal to curb irregular migration flows

Sea rescue services will be able to return some migrants to Moroccan ports instead of taking them to Spanish ones

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, February 21, 2019

CINEMA

Meet the Spaniard behind the ‘Black Panther’ score

Andalusian Anele Onyekwere talks to EL PAÍS about working on the team that produces the music for all Marvel Studio movies

FOOD SAFETY

Spanish woman dies after eating at Michelin-starred restaurant in Valencia

Eighteen other patrons, including the victim’s husband and son, also became sick after dining at RiFF, which is now under investigation by the regional health department