Spain


‘Porteadoras’ Suffer Exploitation And Violence On The Border Between Morocco And Spain’s North African Enclaves

Every day on the border between Morocco and Spain’s North African enclaves Melilla and Ceuta, thousands of women act as porters – known locally as ‘porteadoras’ – to transport huge packages to trading points in Morocco. A tax loophole means that anything that can be carried by hand is exempt […]


A Disunited Europe? The EU’s Response To China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative

The ancient Silk Road that linked China to the rest of Eurasia and East Africa is being reborn.  For centuries, goods, technology, and ideas spread throughout the Old World, linking together once disparate civilizations.  This was most evidenced by the Venetian explorer Marco Polo’s journey to the court of the […]


The Catalan Independence Movement Begins Its Next Chapter 3

On 16 March, thousands of supporters of Catalan independence marched through the Spanish capital, Madrid, to protest the ongoing trial of 12 separatist leaders. Demonstrators, many from Catalonia, peacefully marched through Madrid, carrying signs with messages such as “self-determination is not a crime.” They also called for a new vote […]


Maduro Denounces EU Calls For Snap Elections

  Recently, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has refused multiple European countries’ requests to hold early elections. Specifically, Britain, France, Germany, and Spain have threatened to recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido as president if an election were not announced by Sunday, February 10th. According to the Washington Post, by noon on […]


Lawyers Of Catalan Separatists Accuse Police Of ‘Humiliation’

Domestic turmoil in Spain over the state of Catalan has been brewing for a while. Now, lawyers representing several pro-Independence Catalan leaders are accusing the police and state of humiliating them. According to Al Jazeera, on Tuesday, they cited “flagrant violations” of their client’s rights and a need to study […]


Europe’s ‘Outdated And Harmful’ Rape Laws

Sunday, November 25 marked the annual International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which saw people protest across the world against sexual violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and transphobia, amongst other important and prevalent issues. On the eve of the day, a report by Amnesty International was released, […]


The Global Refugee Crisis And The Call To Open Up Borders

In today’s conflict-riddled atmosphere and increasing instances of natural disaster’s, as a result of climate change, the world is undergoing the largest global refugee crisis in its history. According to Oxfam, more than 65 million people have fled their homes in wake of varying threats to their safety. Of this […]


Protests Expose Tensions On Anniversary Of Catalan Independence Vote

On Saturday, September 29th, protests against police erupted in Barcelona during a counter-protest against police officers, just days ahead of the first anniversary of the Catalonian independence vote, leaving fourteen injured. The Police Association of Spain (JUSAPOL) organized the protest on Saturday to support police officers demanding equal pay between […]