Facing another election, Spanish economy feels effects of the stalemate

The new government that emerges after the Sunday vote will have to deal with an impending slowdown and introduce much-needed reforms after years of political paralysis


¿Qué? podcast, S03E7: Pre-election debate and the #MeToo movement in Spain

This week we discuss the jousting of Spain’s five prime-ministerial candidates on national TV on Monday night, and examine how high-profile rape cases have galvanized women in the fight against sexual abuse


El Roto

El Roto cartoon, November 7, 2019

Catalan independence drive

UK apologizes for calling European arrest warrant for Catalan separatist “disproportionate”

Clara Ponsatí is facing charges of sedition for her involvement in the 2017 breakaway bid, but will not be extradited to Spain until more information is provided on her offense

November 10 General Elections

Frayed nerves among Spanish parties as Vox prospects rise ahead of Sunday election

Recent remarks by the caretaker PM have also infuriated prosecutors, adding uncertainty to a vote where the far right is expected to make significant gains

Historical memory

The Franco family fortune: €102 million and 404 properties

The late dictator’s grandchildren control assets that include a palace, 89 homes, 266 garage spaces, 29 country estates, five commercial premises and three rural plots