IMMIGRATION

Three attacks in one week against migrant youth centers in Catalonia

Regional government calls the incidents racist, and admits its services are overwhelmed by a 145% spike in arrivals

MARCH 11 BOMBINGS IN SPAIN

“The government asked me to accept their lie about the Madrid train bombings”

Former police chief Juan Jesús Sánchez Manzano was the head of Spain’s Tedax bomb squad when the 2004 jihadist massacre took place in Madrid. Now retired, he tells his side of what became the biggest “fake news” story the country has ever suffered

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, March 12, 2019

PUBLIC HEALTH

UK investigates cases of drug-resistant gonorrhea linked to Ibiza

Two women who traveled to the Balearic Island, or had unprotected sex with men who had been there, failed to respond to the standard treatment

CATALONIA

Ahead of election, Catalan premier told to remove separatist symbols from public buildings

Electoral authorities remind Quim Torra that institutions have an obligation to maintain political neutrality

CULTURE

Less drinking and earlier nights: Is the party over for Madrid’s nightlife?

Entertainment venues in the city are being forced to adapt their business model as consumer behavior changes

SUPREME COURT TRIAL

Catalan premier ignored police calls to cancel 2017 independence referendum

At Supreme Court trial, ex-chief of security planning for the Mossos d’Esquadra said they were “aware” of the difficulties of stopping the vote with just two officers per polling station