CORONAVIRUS

With over 100 coronavirus outbreaks, more Spanish regions make face masks mandatory

Regional authorities are taking charge of controlling surges while the central government rules out a new state of alarm

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How to work from home during Spain’s coronavirus crisis

Six people who have been telecommuting for years share their advice on how to avoid distractions, stay focused and set defined schedules

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Video: Spanish photographer’s speech on happiness at work goes viral

Pedro Correa’s talk on the importance of listening to your inner voice at a university in Belgium has been seen more than five million times on Facebook

Racism in Spain

After Justin Trudeau’s “brownface” row, should Spain change its attitudes?

The Canadian prime minister was forced to apologize after photos of him in costume emerged, so why is the practice still seen as inoffensive among many Spaniards?

SPANISH PROPERTY MARKET

From the ‘Airbnb scam’ to phishing: how to spot fraud when flat-hunting

Learn how to identify the signs of scammers in the Spanish market, who will often advertise properties that seem too good to be true, and will always be in a hurry to close the deal

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Quiz: Can you guess where these cathedrals are located in Spain?

Spain is home to 88 cathedrals but not all of them are easily recognizable. Take this test to see whether you can correctly identify where these 15 can be found

Bullfighting in Spain

Video: What do tourists in Spain think after seeing their first bullfight?

Verne speaks to visitors to the country about their first impressions of the controversial tradition after attending the Las Ventas ring in Madrid

Easter in Spain

“No Ku Klux Klan. Spanish tradition”

A pastry shop in Cádiz selling figurines of hooded penitents has decided to anticipate the uncomfortable questions it usually receives around Easter time

History

Fitting Civil War photos into images of modern-day Madrid

A collection created by Sebastian Maharg mixes striking black-and-white images from the 1936-39 conflict with full-color pictures of their present-day locations

Music

Why can’t Spanish people sing the tune to ‘Happy Birthday’?

As one Twitter user recently pointed out in a viral thread, if you don’t get the first note right of this seemingly simple song, all hope is lost

SPEAKING SPANISH

“I don’t care a pepper”: Antonio Banderas offers crash course in Spanish slang

‘Vanity Fair’ asked the actor to translate odd expressions used in Spain. This is what he came up with – and more importantly, what they mean

GENDER VIOLENCE IN SPAIN

#Cuéntalo: The hashtag women are using to tell their stories of abuse

Widespread indignation over lenience of sentence in “Running of the Bulls” gang rape case has prompted Twitter users to share shocking accounts of harassment

YOUNG PEOPLE IN SPAIN

This is what it feels like to be a youngster in Spain’s most deserted area

Mountain region between Guadalajara, Teruel and Cuenca has a lower population density than Lapland

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The 15 most-shared photos of the Catalan independence referendum

Images from yesterday’s violent clashes spread widely across social media platforms

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Revealed: the “distracted” boyfriend in viral meme is from Spain

“Until recently, I didn’t even know what a meme was,” says photographer Antonio Guillem

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Banned under Franco, Ferdinand the peace-loving bull returns to big screen

First a book, then a Disney short, timeless classic is back again as a 20th Century Fox movie

Health

Bone marrow from a million: The living legacy of Pablo Ráez

Before dying from leukemia, Spanish athlete launched a massive awareness campaign to seek donors