Madrid asks central government for help amid chaotic handling of coronavirus crisis

Deputy premier calls on PM Pedro Sánchez to “actively get involved,” and the latter suggests a face-to-face meeting with the regional leader


Dutch soccer fans told to pay €1,500 to Roma women they humiliated in Madrid

The accused apologized via video link for throwing coins at beggars in Plaza Mayor ahead of a Champions League match in 2016


Spain’s civil registries detect 10% excess mortality during second coronavirus wave

In the first two weeks of September, Madrid alone recorded 29% more deaths than what would normally be expected in this time period


Spain reports 239 new coronavirus deaths, the highest figure so far during the second wave of the epidemic

The number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise, with 11,193 detected on Wednesday, 31% of which were recorded by the Madrid region


Fearing new coronavirus lockdown, Spaniards look for bigger homes outside of the city

The prospect of another few months of confinement as well as the shift to remote working are driving the market for more spacious properties in more remote areas


El Roto

El Roto cartoon, September 17, 2020