CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, February 19, 2020

INTERNATIONAL

Russian spy detected in Catalonia accused of poisoning Bulgarian arms dealer

General Denis Sergeev, who is linked to the elite military group Unit 29155, is being investigated by Spain’s High Court for two visits he made to Barcelona ahead of the illegal referendum on Catalan independence

CATALONIA

Video suggests that dead birds found in Tarragona were hit by a vehicle, not killed by a toxic cloud

There are fears over the cause of the deaths, given that the animals were discovered near a Spanish chemical plant that recently suffered a major explosion

PODCASTS

¿Qué? S04E06: The trial of Willy Toledo and a plan to crack down on Franco apologists

This week we examine how a Spanish actor and activist ended up in court for a Facebook post, and consider the limits of free speech in Spain

IMMIGRATION

Spain to introduce tougher asylum requirements

The Interior Ministry is planning more restrictions in order to adapt to European Union guidelines

ARCHITECTURE

The shortlist of architectural disasters in Spain

A cultural association named Hispania Nostra decries that valuable historical buildings have been defaced, badly restored or demolished altogether