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North Carolina Electoral College representatives sign the Certificates of Vote in December 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

The Electoral College will never make everyone happy

A quirk of mathematics gives voters in some small states, like Rhode Island and Nebraska, an extra edge over voters in other states. This happens not only in the US, but in other countries, too.
Montse Barado, casa Armengol (Sorpe). In summer, once a week, cattle ranchers and shepherds climb to the communal lands to have a look at the animals and give them some salt. David Tarrasón i Cerdá,

Taking back the hills: a tale of women rights and lands in the Catalan Pyrenees

In the Catalan Pyrenees, women shepherds and cattle ranchers try to valorise the ancestral agropastoral culture to save the mountains from climate change.
In this June 2018 photo, a migrant rests at the port of Tarifa in southern Spain after being rescued by Spain’s Maritime Rescue Service in the Strait of Gibraltar. AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Spain’s model for saving lives at sea should be emulated in the EU

European states have the legal and moral obligation to resume search-and-rescue operations in the Mediterranean. Spain's Salvamento Maritimo should lead the way.
Mexicans representing indigenous soldiers and the French army, re-enact the battle of Puebla during Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Mexico City. AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo

Americans might love Cinco de Mayo, but few know what they’re celebrating

The holiday honors a 19th-century battle between the French and the Mexican armies that, strangely enough, may have influenced the outcome of the US Civil War.
Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez with supporters on election day in Spain, April 28 2019. His Socialist Party beat several right-wing to maintain its majority in parliament. AP Photo/Bernat Armangue

Spanish voters rebuff radical right — for now

The Socialist Party handily won Spain's April 28 election, thanks to very high turnout among leftists who feared a return to ultra-right government. Spain had a rightist military regime until 1975.
The leaders of the PSOE, PP and Citizens simultaneously appeared before the media and their followers. RTVE

Spanish general election: the winners, the losers – and Vox

Since 2015, Spanish politics has lived on a roller coaster. Catalonia, article 155, the motion of censure in the government, the rise of the far-right. The suspense, after this election, is assured.
Demonstrators take part in a recent protest against a rally by the Spanish far-right Vox party in Barcelona, Spain. The nationalist Vox party has recently emerged onto the political scene by winning representation in regional elections in the country’s south in December. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Why Spain’s upcoming election will change Spanish immigration politics

The upcoming Spanish election will not only change the political landscape in the short term. The success of Vox will likely secure a place for anti-immigrant parties for the indefinite future.

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