Mexico Asked Spain to Apologize for Its Conquest. Spain Said No.
The Spanish government rejected the Mexican president's demand, suggesting Spain's invasion of the Americas shouldn't be judged through our modern lens.
What Happened When Swarms of Bees Invaded Valencia
In the city of 790,000 people, bee colonies up to 10,000 strong emerged all over the place and overwhelmed the city's resources.
Viewfinder: The Parliament of Catalonia Pushes Back
Members of the Parliament of Catalonia voted to reject a suspension of former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and five others from government service.
Viewfinder: Pro-Independence Demonstrations in Catalonia
Catalan separatists take to the streets during a pro-independence demonstration on September 11th, 2018, in Barcelona, Spain, marking the National Day of Catalonia.
Viewfinder: Support of Ousted Separatist Leader Outside the Catalan Parliament
A demonstrator covers his face with a mask depicting ousted separatist leader Carles Puigdemont during a protest outside the Catalan parliament on January 30th, 2018, in Barcelona, Spain.
Did an Accused Money Launderer Funnel Millions to the NRA?
Alexander Torshin is a Russian politician accused of financial crimes in Spain, and now the FBI is checking into his ties with the Trump campaign.
Viewfinder: Demonstrating for Political Prisoners in Barcelona
People hold banners in front of Barcelona's city hall on December 4th, 2017, during a demonstration demanding the release of jailed separatist leaders.
The Catalan Independence Referendum Leaves the E.U. With Few Options
Bad timing, political limitations, and a lack of effective legal recourse are keeping the European Union out of the fight over Catalonian separatism.
Viewfinder: Aftermath of the Catalan Independence Referendum
Students hold a silent protest against the violence that marred yesterday's referendum vote on October 2nd, 2017, in Barcelona, Spain.
Viewfinder: Spanish Police Storm Catalan Government Buildings
People hold flowers during a protest near the Economy headquarters of Catalonia's regional government in Barcelona on September 20th, 2017.
Viewfinder: Launching a Troubled Independence Referendum in Spain
President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont arrives at a meeting to launch the self-determination referendum campaign on September 14th, 2017, in Tarragona, Spain.
Viewfinder: Sunbathing in Barcelona Before Summer Ends
Tourists sunbathe on the terrace of an hotel with the Sagrada Familia in the background in Barcelona, Spain, on September 5th, 2017.
Viewfinder: The Aftermath of a Terrorist Attack in Barcelona
The van that ploughed into a crowd, killing at least 13 people and injuring around 100 others is towed away from the Rambla in Barcelona on August 18th, 2017.
Field Notes: Launching a Rocket at the Spanish Civil Guard
San Martín Del Rey Aurelio, Spain: In 2012, miners launched a rocket at Spain's civil guard, which, according to press reports, was attempting to halt protests against the government's decision to reduce coal subsidies.
The Week in Photos: From Protests in Hamburg to Running With the Bulls in Spain
A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
Viewfinder: Running With the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain
Revellers enjoy the atmosphere during the opening day, or "Chupinazo," of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6th, 2017, in Pamplona, Spain.
The Shrinking Population of Big Animals in Tropical Forests Is Causing Problems
A new study reveals that the loss of larger animals in tropical forests diminishes the overall ecosystem biodiversity of the region.