OBITUARY

Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, a key figure in Spanish politics, dies aged 67

The former deputy prime minister in the Socialist Party government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, has passed away in Madrid after suffering a stroke earlier in the week

CATALONIA

New survey shows more Catalans reject independence movement than support it

A poll by the regional Opinion Studies Center has found that 48.6% of respondents in Catalonia are against the separatist drive, up four points from March

WEATHER

Spain set to swelter this weekend, with temperatures up to 15ºC above norm

The unusually hot weather, caused by high pressure, clear skies and warm air from Africa, is likely to last until Wednesday, with the worst day for seekers of cool conditions on Monday

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, May 10, 2019

European elections

Acting PM uses election success to strengthen Spain’s position in the EU

Pedro Sánchez has become a leading figure of the European Socialists, a role he hopes to take advantage of to give the country a more important role in the 28-member bloc

HISTORY

Hollywood’s role in spreading the Spanish black legend

A new book explores how movies have emphasized negative aspects of Spain’s imperial past while playing down Anglo-American wrongdoing, often to support a political cause