SPANISH POLITICS

At no-confidence debate, Spain’s PM urges opposition PP “not to fall into the abyss of the far right”

Vox leader Santiago Abascal launched blistering attacks against the coalition government, calling it “social-communist,” “criminal” and “illegitimate,” among other epithets

CORONAVIRUS

Confusion persists over curfew plans for Madrid once state of alarm expires

Meanwhile, Aragón and La Rioja have announced new coronavirus restrictions on movement in an attempt to curb infection rates

OBITUARY

José Padilla, legendary DJ who defined Ibiza’s chillout music scene, dies at age 64

The Barcelona-born producer, known for his Café del Mar compilations, was struggling financially when he lost his battle with colon cancer

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE

Ex-chief of Catalan police force acquitted of sedition over 2017 secessionist drive

Spain’s High Court has cleared Josep Lluís Trapero and three other defendants of all charges related to the events in Catalonia, which included an illegal referendum on independence

POLITICS

Vox’s motion of no confidence against the government: what you need to know about the two-day debate

The far-right party’s leader, Santiago Abascal, is running as a candidate to replace Socialist Party Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, but the bid is almost certainly doomed to failure due to lack of support from other groups

CORONAVIRUS

Spain reports highest cumulative number of coronavirus cases: 322.9 infections per 100,000 inhabitants

The latest report from the Health Ministry recorded 13,873 new diagnoses and added 218 victims to the overall death toll

ORGANIZED CRIME

Costa del Sol gangland shootings: ‘These people solve everything with guns’

Five incidents involving firearms in the last month underscore the problem of drug-related violence in parts of southern Spain

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, October 21, 2020