CATALONIA

Mass marches of pro-independence protesters descend on Barcelona

Thousands of people converged in the Catalan capital on Friday evening as part of a general strike against the Supreme Court ruling that sent nine separatist leaders to jail

SQUATTERS IN SPAIN

Angry crowd forces squatters out of elderly lady’s home in Basque Country

The family that had moved in to 94-year-old Victoria de Castro’s house ended up securing police protection in exchange for leaving the premises

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The great transformation: the Green New Deal for Spain

Jeremy Rifkin, a political advisor to the EU and China, explores why the fossil fuel civilization will collapse by 2028, and the bold economic plan to save life on Earth

War in Syria

On the Syrian front line: Accounts from both sides of the Turkish offensive

The withdrawal of US troops has seen the conflict in Syria take a fresh turn. EL PAÍS correspondents in Qamishli and Ceylanpınar explain the effect on the ground

Catalonia

Catalan leader finds scant support for calls for new independence referendum

Quim Torra was met with near silence in the regional parliament on Thursday, after suggesting a repeat vote on secession from Spain, and even laying out a provisional schedule

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, October 18, 2019

INEQUALITY

Gulf between the EU’s rich and poor continues to widen despite economic recovery

According to a new report, the 2008 financial crisis consolidated regional inequality within Europe, with Spain falling far behind