IMMIGRATION

Spain tops EU for asylum requests due to influx from Latin America

Over 3,500 applications are filed each week, with nationals from Venezuela and Colombia heading the list

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, February 24, 2020

Natural disasters

Spain’s Canary Islands hit by Saharan sandstorm

The extreme weather conditions led to the closure of the region’s air and maritime space, and sparked wildfires in Gran Canaria and Tenerife

CORONAVIRUS

Spain ready “for any scenario” amid global coronavirus outbreak

Two potential cases in the Basque Country have tested negative; another patient is under observation in La Rioja

HISTORY

The Catalans who conquered California

The Hispanic Council revives the forgotten story of the Free Company of Volunteers of Catalonia, which was sent to defend the Pacific coast for Spain in the 1700s