Rodrigo Rato celebrating Bankia's IPO in July 2011.

Ex-IMF chief Rodrigo Rato acquitted over Bankia IPO fiasco

Spain's High Court also cleared 33 other defendants accused of fraud in connection with the 2011 listing of a bank that had to be bailed out a year later


Spain reports 31,785 new coronavirus cases from Friday to Monday, with 179 victims

Health Minister Salvador Illa confirms there is “community transmission” in Madrid, which continues to be the worst-hit Spanish region

Video of orca encounters with boats off the coast of Spain.

Why killer whales are targeting boats in northwestern Spain

Researchers are baffled by the high number of run-ins between yachts and orcas but believe the animals are approaching out of curiosity, not animosity

Ousted Catalan leader calls for ‘democratic rupture’ after ban from public office

Impasse between Madrid, central government continues as coronavirus cases spiral out of control in the region

Why has Spain failed to contain the coronavirus pandemic?

Spanish Supreme Court bars Catalan premier from public office for disobedience


Justice Ginsburg has died: Rest in Power

Given the worldwide scarcity of women as judicial authorities, the US Supreme Court Justice will be missed even more


El Roto


The Pandemic’s Pandoras

Despots are seeking a mythological enemy on which to blame the coronavirus. But if we have learned anything about the pandemic, it’s that collective action is the only thing that can bring about change

Government intervention of Madrid looms as region refuses to adopt stricter coronavirus measures

In Spain, undocumented migrants face red tape to get tested for Covid-19

Madrid extends coronavirus restrictions on mobility to eight new areas and recommends staying at home

Nearly 3,000 classes in Spain forced to quarantine since beginning of school year

Spanish government pressures Madrid to take tougher action against Covid-19 epidemic

‘It is easy to blame us for spread of Covid-19, rather than the people in authority’

Spanish Health Ministry finalizing agreement with regions to reduce coronavirus quarantine from 14 to 10 days

Spanish government to consider pardon requests for jailed Catalan separatists

Right-wing parties warn they will legally challenge any move to grant clemency to the imprisoned leaders of the 2017 failed secession attempt

Catalan premier asks residents not to travel to Madrid due to rising coronavirus cases

Quim Torra also stated on Monday that he wants passengers arriving in Catalonia from the region via plane or train to be subject to temperature checks

Spanish Supreme Court rules food-delivery riders are employees, not self-employed

Waiting for tourists in southern Spain’s ghost coast

Spanish economy shrank 17.8% in the second quarter due to coronavirus crisis

Spain’s new decree on working from home – everything we know so far

Ten covert police operations that took place under Spain’s PP government

The immigrants who built a fruit empire in Spain

Spanish triathlete lets rival cross the line first after making mistake at the finish

Diego Méntrida was just a second behind British competitor James Teagle, who became disorientated during the final meters of the race in Santander, northern Spain

Dutch soccer fans told to pay €1,500 to Roma women they humiliated in Madrid

The accused apologized via video link for throwing coins at beggars in Plaza Mayor ahead of a Champions League match in 2016

West Nile virus outbreak in southern Spain claims fourth victim

The mosquito-borne disease has spread to Cádiz province, where three patients have been hospitalized and one admitted to intensive care

US demands hinder Spanish probe into alleged CIA ties to security firm that spied on Assange

Spanish PM meets Madrid chief over Covid-19 measures, warns of ‘very tough weeks ahead’

Spain drafts bill against remaining legacy of Franco era

Echoes of Franco as Spain’s far right tells PM his government is ‘worst in 80 years’

Spain to negotiate travel corridors to its islands with Britain, Germany

Madrid’s Teatro Real forced to cancel performance after audience protests lack of social distancing

Barcelona’s iconic Sagrada Familia needs ‘miracle’ to meet 2026 completion deadline

The story of Madrid’s abandoned ‘beach’ for its working class

Pedro Almodóvar shares preview of new short starring Tilda Swinton

The weekend that the creator of ‘The Wire’ spent arguing with Twitter users about Spain

David Simon got drawn into sometimes bitter exchanges about politics, Franco and the meaning of some choice Spanish phrases after Unidas Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias recommended his latest show

The forgers of God

Four Spanish Claretian priests put themselves at risk to try to save 155 Jews from Nazi persecution between 1940 and 1944 in Paris. During that period, fake baptisms were carried out in a clandestine operation that was kept strictly under wraps; until now

Fernando Simón: dissecting the public face of Spain’s coronavirus crisis

La Paz: a Madrid hospital at war against Covid-19

Coronavirus: The war of our generation

Neurotechnology can already read minds: so how do we protect our thoughts?

An analysis of three Covid-19 outbreaks: how they happened and how they can be avoided

The real Covid-19 death toll in Spain: at least 44,868 victims

The problems Spain’s outdated data methods have caused during a 21st-century pandemic

ccu cgg cgg gca – The 12 letters that changed the world

Reconnecting with nature: five trails for forest immersion in Spain

What to keep in mind if you are planning a vacation for September

¿Qué? S04E10: UK ambassador to Spain Hugh Elliott discusses the coronavirus crisis

We also catch up with Chris Dottie, the president of the British Chamber of Commerce, and Martin Makepeace, the president of the British Association of San Antonio, Ibiza

The Three Amigos

While it is too early to know the full extent of the fallout from Iranian General Qassim Suleimani’s assassination, there is no doubt that it will be significant

Four ideas damaged by Covid-19

What do international cooperation, Washington’s prestige, fiscal austerity and globalization have in common?

Parking lots, coughing and the pandemic

Bureaucracies tend to hide their mistakes, especially in authoritarian countries

What else is going on?

Covid-19 is our most pressing problem, but other events are highlighting important global trends

A personal blog about a global experience

US student Nell Snow was an intern at the English Edition of EL PAÍS in Madrid – until the coronavirus epidemic broke out and forced her to make some difficult choices

EL PAÍS launches new application for cellphones

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