ORGANIZED CRIME

Italian mafia boss mistakenly released after his arrest in Barcelona

Spain’s High Court says it was not informed in time about Vittorio Raso’s ties to organized crime, and has issued a new warrant

CORONAVIRUS

Spanish government considering nationwide state of alarm to implement a curfew

Health Minister Salvador Illa today confirmed the possibility was being studied, but stressed it would require the support of the regions and opposition parties such as the PP

CORONAVIRUS

Madrid region open to a curfew once current state of alarm expires

Sources from the regional government said they would want it in place from midnight to 6am, so that bars and restaurants could continue with their activity, but outdoor drinking and parties in private residences could be avoided

OPINION

Critical race theory and the 2020 US election

In 2016, Donald Trump fought against immigrants; now he attacks the Black Lives Matter movement – both campaigns are linked by white nationalism

CORONAVIRUS

Navarre declares perimetral lockdown of entire region to contain coronavirus spread

The regional government has also ordered the closure of all bars and restaurants after the incidence rate of the virus reached 945 cases per 100,000 inhabitants

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, October 20, 2020

CORONAVIRUS

Excess deaths in second wave: 11,000 victims since July

The number of unexpected fatalities calculated by the National Statistics Institute in Spain is double the official coronavirus death toll. The total is nearly 59,000 since March

CORONAVIRUS

Spain reports record 38,000 coronavirus cases in a single day, bringing total close to one million

The latest report from the Health Ministry included 217 new fatalities and indicated a rise in the hospital occupancy rate of Covid-19 patients