Andrea Rodés

Andrea Rodés

Andrea Rodés graduated in Business Administration at ESADE (Barcelona) and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Art History by the Courtauld Institute of Art (London).She dreamt of being a museum director, until she started dating a journalist and realised that what she really liked was to write. In 2007 she moved to Beijing to work as the China correspondent for daily newspaper Público and cover the Olympic Games (Beijing 2008). In 2011, Andrea came back to Barcelona, where she lives now. She works as a freelance journalist for several newspapers and she is the author of five books.
Whenever she feels like writing, or when she is just bored, she writes fiction stories and chronicles in her blog: Operación Berenjena (
In fact, she would have loved to become a professional tennis player, but her coach told her that writing might suit her better.


"Out!” Catalunya reveals against the presence of the Spanish police

 10/03/2017 - 15:48
A group of the thousands of students who cross the center of Barcelona during the demonstration, before the Police Headquarters, guarded by the Mossos, convened on the occasion of the day of unemployment, endorsed by some unions, sovereign entities and other formations, in protest against the police action during the referendum organized Sunday by the Generalitat despite the suspension of the Constitutional Court. EFE / Enric Fontcuberta

Two days after the referendum of independence, Catalan society takes to the streets to show its indignation against police violence during the voting day, which left more than 700 injured. Madrid denies that police violence and remains deaf to the protests of Catalan society.


"¡Fuera!": Catalunya se revela contra la presencia de la policía española

 10/03/2017 - 11:41
Un grupo de los miles de estudiantes que recorren el centro de Barcelonadurante la manifestación, ante la Jefatura de la Policía, custodiada por los Mossos, convocada con motivo de la jornada de paro, avalada por algunos sindicatos, entidades soberanistas y otras formaciones , en protesta por la actuación policial durante el referéndum organizado el domingo por la Generalitat a pesar de la suspensión del Tribunal Constitucional. EFE/Enric Fontcuberta

Dos días después de la celebración del referendum de independencia, la sociedad catalana sale a la calle para mostrar su indignación contra la violencia policial ocurrida durante la votación, que dejó a más de 700 heridos. Madrid niega que se produjera violencia policial y hace oídos sordos a las protestas de la sociedad catalana. 


Catalunya - Spain: the Independence Referendum’s bitter hangover

 10/02/2017 - 19:04
The brutality perpetrated by Spanish police last Sunday in order to prevent a referendum of independence in Catalonia has pushed dozens of young people to protest against the presence of the Spanish police in Barcelona. Photo: Andrea Rodés

After the scenes of police violence experienced on Sunday - when the country celebrated a referendum for independence that Madrid considers illegal – the Catalan society is still in shock. The central government is behind the harsh police crackdown on polling stations, which has left more than 800 injured. While the Catalan government is considering declaring independence, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says that there was no referendum and that the police did their job.


Catalunya - España: la amarga resaca del Referéndum de Independencia

 10/02/2017 - 13:08
La brutalidad perpetuada por la policía española el pasado domingo con el fin de impedir un referendum de independencia en Catalunya ha empujado a decenas de jóvenes a manifestarte en contra de la presencia de la policía española en Barcelona. Foto: Andrea Rodés

La sociedad catalana, en shock tras las escenas de violencia policial vividas el domingo, cuando el país celebraba un referendum por la independencia que Madrid considera ilegal. El gobieno central está detrás de la dura represión policial contra los colegios electorales, que ha dejado a más de 800 heridos. Mientras el gobierno catalán se plantea declarar la independencia, el primer ministro español Mariano Rajoy asegura que no hubo ningún referendum y que la policía cumplió con su deber.