BANKING IN SPAIN

Ex-IMF chief Rodrigo Rato acquitted over Bankia IPO fiasco

Spain's High Court also cleared 33 other defendants accused of fraud in connection with the 2011 listing of a bank that had to be bailed out a year later

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, September 29, 2020

ANIMAL WELFARE

Why killer whales are targeting boats in northwestern Spain

Researchers are baffled by the high number of run-ins between yachts and orcas but believe the animals are approaching out of curiosity, not animosity

CATALONIA

Ousted Catalan leader calls for ‘democratic rupture’ after ban from public office

Quim Torra described the Supreme Court’s decision as a “coup” and urged separatist parties to stay united ahead of a regional election in the coming months

CORONAVIRUS

Impasse between Madrid, central government continues as coronavirus cases spiral out of control in the region

Health Minister Salvador Illa warns that “much tougher measures” will be needed if action is not taken soon

CORONAVIRUS

Spain reports 31,785 new coronavirus cases from Friday to Monday, with 179 victims

Health Minister Salvador Illa confirms there is “community transmission” in Madrid, which continues to be the worst-hit Spanish region