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Politics & People news and information for Spain

Politics Fri, Jan 5, 2018

Retired King Juan Carlos I turns 80

KING Juan Carlos I – father of thent reigning monarch King Felipe IV – celebrates his 80 birthday today (Friday), but this age milestone has not stopped him continuing with his royal engagements or closely following...

Politics Fri, Dec 29, 2017

Franco's daughter Carmen dies from cancer

DICTATOR General Franco's only daughter Carmen has died at home in Madrid today (Friday) at age 91 after a short battle with cancer, her family has confirmed. Carmen Franco was born in Oviedo, Asturias in 1926 and...

Politics Mon, Dec 25, 2017

King's Christmas speech focuses on Catalunya

KING Felipe VI's Christmas Eve speech contained clear references to Catalunya's political crisis, although without specifically mentioning the region. Royalty are expected to be politically-neutral, meaning the...

Politics Sun, Dec 24, 2017

Anti-separatist car protest with Spanish flags

A LINE of over 50 slow-moving cars filled Barcelona this evening (Saturday) hooting and waving Spanish flags in protest over the Catalunya independence movement. They started from the Plaça Artós and covered the C/...

Politics Sun, Dec 24, 2017

King's nephew Froilán mugged outside bingo hall

KING Felipe VI's nephew Froilán de Marichalar and his friends were mugged outside a bingo hall in Madrid recently, reports have revealed today (Saturday). Froilán, son of the Infanta Elena – the King's...

Politics Thu, Dec 21, 2017

Catalunya goes to the polls

CATALUNYA residents will vote today (Thursday) in a regional election called by Spain's central government in response to the disputed independence referendum on October 1. Standing for president are the now-ex...