Reporters Without Borders

Spain urged to repeal gag law, complete state TV and radio reform, and stop obstructing reporters

As Spain’s new coalition government – formed by Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s Socialist Party (PSOE) and the left-wing party Podemos – begins implementing its first measures, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) …

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The New York Times

‘Health Care Kamizakes’: How Spain’s health workers are battling coronavirus, unprotected

Over 12,000 health care workers have contracted Covid-19 in Spain amid grave shortages in personal protective equipment. Nurses and doctors showed us how they make their own gowns, masks and …

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The Guardian

How coronavirus took just weeks to overwhelm Spain

On Saturday 7 March, 24 hours before hundreds of thousands of people rallied across Spain to mark International Women’s Day, and 9,000 faithful Vox supporters arrived in Madrid for a far-right jamboree, …

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COMMUNIQUÉ: Catalan National Assembly to provide masks for citizens in fundraiser for COVID-19 research in Catalan hospitals

The organization, together with Catalan  manufacturer Tèxtil Rosdan, will provide a kit with the necessary materials to sew DIY masks for personal use. The acquisition of the kit  means a …

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NPR

Spanish Military Finds Dead Bodies And Seniors ‘Completely Abandoned’ In Care Homes

The Spanish military has found older residents of some care homes “completely abandoned” and even “dead in their beds,” Defense Minister Margarita Robles said in a television interview on Monday.

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New York Times

Europe Struggles to Combat Coronavirus as Spain Passes Grim Milestone

Spain became the second European country to report more than 1,000 coronavirus deaths, as other nations scramble to avoid the same fate.

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The Guardian

Spain still paying bonuses to 115 police given medals by Franco

More than four decades after the death of the dictator Francisco Franco, the Spanish government has said it continues to pay bonuses to 115 police officers who were awarded medals during …

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The Catalan National Assembly demands responsibility and straightforward action regarding COVID-19

In these difficult times, the Catalan National Assembly considers that clear, straightforward decisions need to be made. The Spanish government has provided delayed and inadequate responses to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 health …

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New York Times

Spain Becomes Latest Epicenter of Coronavirus After a Faltering Response

The Goverment declared a state of emergency Friday, days after it allowed mass gatherings in the capital and cases jumped to 4.200.

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UN Rapporteur on minority issues gives Spain a wake-up call on human rights violations against the Catalan people

The report drafted by the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations on Minority Issues Fernand de Varennes, who visited Spain in January 2019 to assess the situation with regard to …

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