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¿Qué? Spanish News Podcast S05E04: How Spain’s system of autonomous regions has handled the pandemic

This week, we discuss how complicated the coronavirus crisis has been in the country thanks to the powers of the regional governments, and pay particular attention to the ongoing battles between Madrid and the central administration

Acting Madrid premier Isabel Díaz Ayuso at an event in the capital this week.
Acting Madrid premier Isabel Díaz Ayuso at an event in the capital this week. ALBERTO ORTEGA / Europa Press

This week on our Spanish news podcast, we take a close look at the way that the regions are deescalating their coronavirus restrictions, and in particular examine the frictions that have been caused by the pandemic between governments such as that in Madrid and the central administration.

As usual, we also catch up on all of your correspondence and take a look at the other stories of the week that have caught our eye.

¿Qué? is a podcast that tries to explain to an English-speaking audience the curious, the under-reported and sometimes simply bizarre news stories that are often in the headlines in Spain.

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We’ll be back next week with a brand new host of issues.

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