SEXUAL ASSAULT IN SPAIN

Spanish Cabinet takes first step toward major overhaul of sexual assault laws

The legislation, which comes in the wake of the controversial ‘Running of the Bulls’ rape case, puts the focus on the issue of consent

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE DRIVE

Jailed Catalan politician released from prison to teach class at a Barcelona university

Oriol Junqueras, of the Catalan Republican Left party, is currently serving a 13-year sentence for his role in the 2017 independence drive

THE GLOBAL OBSERVER

You want a coronavirus vaccine?

Be careful. Those who buy into con artists’ tricks do much more damage than con artists themselves

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, March 3, 2020

CORONAVIRUS

Spain recommends sports matches be played behind closed doors over coronavirus fears

The Health Ministry has also advised the cancelation of medical congresses and meetings in order to keep medical staff available

Business

The story of the Spanish potato chip that walked Hollywood’s red carpet

Sales of the Bonilla a la Vista brand, which is still family-owned, have skyrocketed in Spain after the South Korean movie ‘Parasite’ triumphed at the Oscars

CRIME

The ‘virtual kidnapping’ scam that’s claimed at least 1,500 victims in Spain so far

Investigators have traced threatening phone calls to jailed criminals in South America who demand a quick ransom from victims, convincing them that their loved ones are in danger