Sports stars

Piqué shakes up the tennis world

Loved and hated in almost equal measure, the Barça soccer star was a mainstay of Spain’s greatest ever national team, but when it comes to business, tennis is his game. In the run-up to his makeover of the Davis Cup, he talks to EL PAÍS about his venture and how Shakira is a source of inspiration

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE DRIVE

New survey sees percentage of Catalans against independence rise

According to an official poll by the the regional government, 48.8% of citizens now reject secession from Spain, compared to 41.9% who are in favor

November 2019 Spanish Elections

Spain’s PM has a governing deal; now he needs to sell it to Congress

Pedro Sánchez may have reached a preliminary agreement with the anti-austerity Unidas Podemos, but securing support from Catalan separatist lawmakers will prove tricky

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, November 15, 2019

Catalan independence drive

Scottish court releases Catalan separatist Clara Ponsatí on bail

The former regional minister handed herself in to police after British authorities agreed to act on a European arrest warrant over her involvement in the 2017 breakaway bid

HISTORY

The US mercenary pilot who shot down planes in Spain for $1,000

A new novel recreates the bold effort by Harold E. Dahl’s wife to save his life after he was sentenced to death by the Franco regime

Animal welfare in Spain

Eighty-kilo passenger limit takes a weight off the shoulders of Mijas’s donkeys

New guidelines have been introduced in the southern Spanish town aimed at protecting the welfare of the animals, who are used for rides and a “taxi service” for tourists