Mariano Rajoy

Politics

Barcelona’s mayor is on a quest to 'feminize' politics amid independence debate

The conflict between proponents of Catalan independence and Spanish unity has reached a head this week, as Catalan President Carles Puigdemont continues to threaten to declare unilateral independence while Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy takes steps to revoke the region’s autonomy. Almost daily pro- and anti-independence rallies throughout the country echo the leadership’s division, only ratcheting tensions.

Politics

Barcelona’s mayor is on a quest to 'feminize' politics amid independence debate

The conflict between proponents of Catalan independence and Spanish unity has reached a head this week, as Catalan President Carles Puigdemont continues to threaten to declare unilateral independence while Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy takes steps to revoke the region’s autonomy. Almost daily pro- and anti-independence rallies throughout the country echo the leadership’s division, only ratcheting tensions.

Arts, Culture & Media

In Spain, legislation to crack down on online piracy draws protests

As American grapple with SOPA and PIPA, and Wikipedia and Reddit use a blackout to educate their users about their views on the legislation, Spain is also trying to get a handle on online piracy. The new conservative government has vowed to swiftly enact a bill artists say they need, but critics say is worthless — and dangerous.