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Ian Gibson: ‘I didn’t want to die without revising the book, it was a moral obligation’

Ian Gibson has spent the last four decades living and working in Spain, so it’s rather ironic that as he sits down in a bar in central Madrid with The(...)

MujeresRtve: one of La 1’s newscasters in black on Friday

Throughout the news bulletin on TVE La 1, the Spanish public-service television channel, last Friday almost all the journalists who appeared on screen(...)

 President of Madrid’s regional government  Cristina Cifuentes resigns on Wednesday at a press conference in Madrid, Spain.  Photograph: Emilio Naranjo/EPA

The president of the Madrid region, Cristina Cifuentes, has resigned after a month of scandal culminated in the release of video footage apparently sh(...)

Carles Puigdemont,  dismissed president of Catalonia, reacts while viewing the results in Catalonia’s regional election in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Pro-independence parties held off the challenge of unionists in a tightly fought Catalan election yesterday, securing a majority in the regional parli(...)

 Candidate for the centre-right party Ciudadanos Inés Arrimadas: has become the leading unionist figure in the northeastern region and  polls suggest her party is a contender to win Thursday’s election.Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

At the end of Catalonia’s last election campaign, in 2015, a group of journalists who had been following Inés Arrimadas over the previous weeks presen(...)

Pro-unity supporters take part in a demonstration in central Barcelona on  October 29th. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

“Don’t be ashamed of loving Spain, be ashamed of hating it,” read one banner that was being brandished at Sunday’s massive demonstration in Barcelona (...)

A man holds a dummy ballot before participating in a symbolic vote organised two days before a banned independence referendum in Spain’s northeastern region of Catalonia. Photograph: Reuters/Rafael Marchante

The referendum on independence planned by the nationalist Catalan government for this Sunday is the culmination of decades, some would say centuries, (...)

Dolores Agenjo: “There is a fear, a fear of being identified, of being on a blacklist.”

Dolores Agenjo takes out her phone and hurriedly swipes through it. Eager to make a point, the retired head teacher finds the message she was looking (...)

Close shave: Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy at the 2017 Spanish national budget debate. Photograph: EPA/ZIPI

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy has survived his first major test as leader of a minority government by narrowly overcoming an opposition challen(...)

 Carles Puigdemont,  president of Catalonia, and his vice-president, Oriol Junqueras (left), at a  ceremony in Barcelona to make official their commitment to hold a referendum on independence. Photograph: Toni Albir

Catalan nationalist politicians and activists have gathered in Barcelona to back a declaration underlining their commitment to a referendum on indepen(...)

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