• Spanish right rallies against plans to pardon Catalan separatists

    Spanish right rallies against plans to pardon Catalan separatists

    Jun 16, 2021 19:18

    Tens of thousands of people, including the leaders of the three parties on Spain’s right, have rallied in Madrid to protest against the government’s deeply divisive moves to pardon the 12 Catalan independence leaders convicted over their parts in the failed secession attempt almost four years ago.

  • More child migrants are arriving alone in Spain’s holiday islands than ever before

    More child migrants are arriving alone in Spain’s holiday islands than ever before

    Feb 26, 2021 09:15

    Spain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said around 23,000 migrants arrived in the Canary Islands from Africa in 2020 – more than seven times the number of arrivals in 2019.

  • Spain’s virus surge hits mental health of frontline workers

    Spain’s virus surge hits mental health of frontline workers

    Jan 28, 2021 06:06

    A study released recently by Barcelona’s Hospital del Mar looking at the impact of the spring’s COVID-19 surge on more than 9,000 health workers across Spain found that at least 28% suffered major depression. Dr. Jordi Alonso, one of the chief researchers said that is six times higher than the rate in the general population before the pandemic.

  • The Catalan leadership is serious about independence

    The Catalan leadership is serious about independence

    Dec 13, 2019 14:06

    "In certain periods of history, like the period between 1923 and 1939, and I would suggest 2010 and the present, the outlook of this other, much more civic, egalitarian and progressive brand of Catalan nationalism has been hegemonic within the movement, something that so-called "rightists" like Puigdemont and Torra have been quick to grasp and adjust to."

  • Protests in Portugal and Catalonia met with police repression

    Protests in Portugal and Catalonia met with police repression

    Dec 28, 2018 10:12

    Thousands of police were mobilized in Portugal and Catalonia to repress protests spanning the Iberian Peninsula. The scale of the repression is dictated by rising concerns in ruling circles at a wave of industrial militancy and social discontent.