CATALONIA

On referendum anniversary, Catalan independence groups call for mass civil disobedience

During events to mark two years since the region held an illegal referendum on secession, premier Quim Torra states that the republic will be achieved “democratically and peacefully”

Spanish armed forces

Spanish army to investigate soldiers pictured drinking beers while armed

The incident took place at the weekend in the Barcelona municipality of Vilafranca del Penedès. Photos of the men with their machine guns next to them quickly went viral

Spanish politicians

Madrid mayor to schoolkids: “I’d rather donate to Notre-Dame than the Amazon”

The appearance of the Popular Party’s José Luis Martínez-Almeida on a TV show has gone viral on social media, after his answers left children and viewers somewhat surprised

Catalonia

On referendum anniversary, Catalan separatists prepare for civil disobedience

Political parties and citizens are planning protests against what they expect to be an adverse decision by the Supreme Court on the fate of the leaders of the 2017 breakaway attempt

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, October 1, 2019

Travel industry

Thomas Cook collapse deals massive blow to tourism in Spain’s Canaries

The fall of the British travel giant is already being felt on the islands, with many hotels near-empty and jobs at risk

PRIVACY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

A profile of the ‘upskirters’ secretly filming women in Madrid

Experts say that the men involved in these cases of voyeurism are typically insecure, solitary and spend a lot of time planning their crimes