Bio: Jennifer O’Mahony is a Madrid-based journalist who previously lived and worked in Senegal and Hong Kong.
Spain has just become the first country in Europe to register half a million coronavirus cases, leaving bullrings empty and bullfighters out of work.
The death of George Floyd in the United States has resonated in Spain, where black people are seven times as likely to be stopped by police as white people.
Madrid has kept its parks closed to stop large gatherings, but citizens are increasingly angry with the lack of green space in a city where most residents live in small apartments. One lawyer is even suing the city to "take back" the parks.
On April 26, children 14 and under in Spain left their homes for the first time since mid-March as a reward for numbers of new cases of the coronavirus falling substantially across the southern European country.
In Spain, one in seven cases of the coronavirus is a health worker. Without sufficient protective gear, those on the frontlines feel abandoned by the government and hospital authorities.
With Spain’s public health system buckling under the pressure of COVID-19, the private sector is expected to step up and help.
More than four million Venezuelans have fled their country’s economic and political crisis in the last five years, most to neighboring nations such as Colombia. But some, including newspaper editor Miguel Henrique Otero, have regrouped in the country’s former colonial power across the Atlantic.