SUPREME COURT TRIAL

Supreme Court refuses to release Catalan separatists to campaign in upcoming elections

The justices overseeing the trial against the defendants for their role in the 2017 secession bid argue that the men, who will run in polls in April and May, pose a flight risk

Road safety

Spanish police to have powers to check cellphone calls of drivers involved in crashes

The new measure will, however, only be available with a court order, and will not permit officers to carry out on-the-spot checks

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, April 11, 2019

Gender equality

Barcelona school removes “Little Red Riding Hood” for being sexist

The center in the Catalan capital has taken 200 books off the shelf for perpetuating “toxic” gender stereotypes, and more are following its example

Euthanasia

Spaniard who helped wife to die could be tried in gender-violence court

Ángel Hernández left “furious” by decision of judge in charge of probing the assisted suicide of María José Carrasco, a multiple sclerosis sufferer who had long wanted to end her life

Autism

“Autism is just a different operating system”

An international software company that hires people on the autism spectrum has plans for an office in Spain