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.
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.
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.
Sánchez seeks to build alliances but not a formal coalition as the Socialists win but fall short of an absolute majority.
The PP wants to restrict access to terminations and Vox wants to ban all public funding for them.
Rather than setting itself against the EU like many other groups, Vox sees regional independence movements as its enemy.
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.
With the big parties under pressure from regional forces, it's hard to see how anyone could form a government on April 28.
Whenever writings were explicit, liberal or anti-Catholic, the Francoist censors crossed them out.
A brutal rape at Pamplona's 2016 running of the bulls outraged Spain. Then came #MeToo. With ever more Spaniards taking up the feminist mantle, schools – many of which are not coed – lag behind.
Plans for the Irish border come in to force after Brexit. But there is no plan for the rock after that date.
Left-wing parties in Andalusia were the biggest losers as right-wing parties gained seats in in regional elections in early December.
Gibraltarians are famously proud to be British. But amid the uncertainty of Brexit, some are having an existential identity crisis.
As the divorce part of the Brexit negotiations approach their endgame, attention is turning to the future relationship between the UK and EU. The view from EU capitals.
The questions raised by the region's failed bid for independence remain unanswered. And key figures remain in prison.
Christopher Columbus' 1492 voyage was really a journey into the unknown. Centuries of conventional wisdom had conditioned him to believe that bizarre beasts and 'monstrous men' would be awaiting him.
When it comes to preventing air strikes on civilians, the law of the arms trade is clear. Why is it so hard for countries to observe it?
And how long before such extreme heatwaves become the 'new norm' across the region?
New prime minister Pedro Sánchez wants to move the remains from a national memorial site. But not everyone agrees.
The president, who called the European Union a 'foe' following a series of meetings in Europe, may not realize just how much Americans have gained from their relationship with Europe.