Spain

Sexuality

Prostitution takes center stage as Spanish feminists rally to eliminate violence against women

Tens of thousands of people dressed in purple, the color traditionally associated with the women’s liberation movement, marched through the streets of major cities from Barcelona and Madrid to Seville and Toledo to mark the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Similar protests took place around the world, from Japan to Turkey to Rwanda.

How #MeToo changed this year's Running of the Bulls

Seizing on the national outrage, many women suggested either boycotting the Running of the Bulls or attending it dressed in black. Pamplona feminists ultimately rejected both forms of protest, calling them detrimental to their decadeslong work to “reclaim” the festival for women.

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Horse abuse in Spain

The World's Gerry Hadden reports on an animal rights scandal in Spain, which features footage of Spanish horses suffering from abusive treatment on their way to slaughter in Italy.

Environment

Spain reclaims its beaches

The World's Gerry Hadden reports that Spain's government is starting to enforce a law aimed at protecting the country's coastline, and it's now demolishing structures built illegally on the country's beaches, even though that's upsetting many homeowners.

High seas piracy on the rise

The World's Gerry Hadden reports that piracy on the high seas is on the rise, and European leaders are calling for a permanent international force to patrol trouble spots.

Cocaine floods Europe

The World's Gerry Hadden reports that a weak US dollar is encouraging cocaine smugglers to send more of the drug to Europe, where the illegal profits are measured in euros.