Protesters attend a demonstration against homophobia in Puerta del Sol in Madrid. ‘I didn’t come out of the closet in order to get put in a coffin,’ read one of the protester’s banners. Photograph:  Marcos del Mazo/LightRocket via Getty Images

More than four decades after Spain lifted laws that made homosexuality illegal and 16 years after becoming a pioneer in the introduction of same-sex m(...)

Santiago Abascal: the Vox leader described Ceuta’s Muslims as “pro-Moroccan” and “fifth columnists” and as a result was subsequently declared persona non grata by the city’s assembly. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

The uneasy relationship between Spain’s main parties of the right has come under scrutiny after the leader of the far-right was the target of a censur(...)

 Moroccan migrants wait in a long queue  at Tarajal border crossing in Ceuta, Spanish enclave in northern Africa.  Most of the asylum seekers entered Ceuta on May 17th/18th  when some 10,000 people managed to reach Spanish territory. Photograph: Reduan Dris/EPA

When a veteran Western Saharan rebel leader checked into a Spanish hospital in April to be treated for Covid-19, few could have anticipated the reperc(...)

Migrants rest on the coast after crossing over to Ceuta, the Spanish enclave in north Africa. Photograph: Reduan/EPA

The sudden influx of thousands of migrants into Spanish territory this week has created a new crisis on Europe’s southern border. On Monday, an estim(...)

 Madrid’s regional president Isabel Díaz Ayuso: Has  called a snap election for May 4th, claiming to be acting in a bid to pre-empt a Murcia-style no-confidence motion against her. Photograph:  EPA/ZIPI

A falling-out between two local government coalition partners in southern Spain has triggered several days of bitter intrigue which could end up resha(...)

Pere Aragonès, candidate for pro-independence Catalan Republican Left (ERC), with party leader  Oriol Junqueras after Sunday’s vote. Photograph: Alberto Estévez/EPA

Strong performances by moderates in both the unionist and independence camps in Catalonia’s election on Sunday are likely to pave the way for increase(...)

Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez. Photograph: Giuseppe Lami/EPA

Spain’s leftist coalition government is facing a parliamentary no-confidence vote. Even though it is expected to fail, it highlights the deep division(...)

Thousands of women marching in  Barcelona, Catalonia, to commemorate International Women’s Day on  March 8th. Photograph:  Miquel Llop/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A women’s rights demonstration, held just days before Spain declared a state of emergency in March, is the focus of a political storm which is polaris(...)

Two neighbours chat from their balconies  in Madrid on Thursday as Spain faces its fifth day of lockdown to contain the spreading Covid-19 outbreak. Photograph: Mariscal/EPA

On March 7th, Fernando Simón, Spain’s head of medical emergencies, was asked whether it was advisable for people to take part in the following day’s I(...)

The Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba. Campaigners are concerned that the church may be whitewashing the monument’s Islamic heritage.  Photograph: Marcelo del Pozo/Reuters

A steady stream of tourists is coming into the courtyard of Córdoba’s Mosque-Cathedral, passing orange trees and water fountains before entering the d(...)

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