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How the term “mena” hurts unaccompanied migrant minors in Spain

The word has been used negatively during the election campaign to criminalize youngsters who, according to the Spanish ombudsman, are “the most vulnerable of the vulnerable”

FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN SPAIN

Is it illegal in Spain to insult God and the Virgin Mary?

An arrest warrant has been put out for Willy Toledo, an actor and activist who has attracted a lawsuit from a Christian association over comments he posted on Facebook

Religion

The curious tale of a photoshopped Jesus, a €480 fine, and the Streisand effect

A court has ordered a youngster from Jaén to pay up after an image he shared raised the ire of a religious group – but has the case just drawn more attention to the original photo?

Catalan bid for independence

Julian Assange falls for satirical story from Spanish website El Mundo Today

The WikiLeaks founder has been weighing in on the ongoing crisis in Catalonia via Twitter

URBAN ART

How the Spanish Banksy used Picasso in unique protest against bullfighting

Sam3 has impressed Santa Pola town hall in Alicante with ingenious Guernica reproduction

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The short film containing 100 sexist phrases that women can’t escape

Project by 17-year-old student Alicia Ródenas is being used in schools to deal with sexism

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The red sky and the rainbow: Why sunsets in Madrid are so spectacular

Monday night saw the usual heavenly glow accompanied by a complete rainbow

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All Cats Are Beautiful or All Cops Are Bastards?

Madrid woman is fined for carrying a bag showing a cat’s face and a slogan that police view as a stand-in for a popular insult

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The Spanish siesta: myth or reality?

Timetables are different to the rest of Europe’s, but that doesn’t mean people are sleeping on the job

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The success of a Spanish toy company’s non-sexist catalogue

Toy Planet revisits last year’s initiative showing girls with tools and boys pushing strollers

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Catalonia’s top secessionist candidate gets pummeling in BBC interview

Video showing ‘worst’ moments of Raül Romeva’s ‘Hardtalk’ interview goes viral

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When Spaniards were the refugees

The Syrian migrant crisis is drawing comparisons with the exodus during Spain’s Civil War

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The ad that shows a migrant’s plight through Instagram posts

The campaign, which many thought was genuine, is for photography festival Getxophoto It aims to focus attention on “journeys that the traveler never wanted to take”

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How a GoPro lost in Thailand has been reunited with its Spanish owner

A software developer used the social networks to track down Toni Sánchez in just a day

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The Giggles: Andalusian comedian becomes a viral YouTube hit

Parody about Apple’s new MacBook is the latest to get the fake subtitle treatment