A closed H&M store on Madrid's Gran Vía.

Coronavirus crisis brings worst March on record for Spain’s labor market

Jobless claims surged by 302,000 people and social security affiliations slumped by nearly 900,000

Coronavirus cases in Spain now exceed 100,000 with more than 9,000 total deaths

Father José Luis Sáenz blesses a coronavirus victim, a former boxing champion.

How the coronavirus is overwhelming a Madrid cemetery

Father José Luis Sáenz is saying the final prayers for more than 30 people a day at the Cementerio Sur in the Madrid region, spending just seven minutes on each funeral

Spain’s emergency coronavirus measures to be lifted gradually

Drop in intensive care patients brings hope to Spanish hospitals

Spanish Cabinet rolls out new measures to cushion economic blow of coronavirus crisis

Getting around Spain’s lockdown rules: the motorcyclist who traveled 21km to buy bread



In our current crisis, individual isolation saves lives. But, between countries, isolation will make the costs – both human and economic – much higher


El Roto


War economy

The battle against the coronavirus represents an existential challenge for the eurozone, and member countries must mutualize the solution accordingly

Health workers and unions at Madrid’s Ifema field hospital: “It’s a disaster”

Spain’s new lockdown restrictions: The measures for non-essential workers

Government counting on opposition support for coronavirus measures despite lack of dialogue

Tracking the coronavirus: why does each country count deaths differently?

Opposition Popular Party backs stricter lockdown, but slams government “improvisation”

Spanish government tightens lockdown to include all non-essential workers

“Do we have a deal, Pedro?”: an inside look at the clash at EU coronavirus summit

The specialized police unit cracking down on hitmen on Spain’s Costa del Sol

¿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

Upset at losing an hour from Daylight Saving Time? Just imagine losing 10 days

The surprising similarities between the ‘Spanish flu’ and the coronavirus pandemic

The Spanish illustrator who dissects politics for ‘The New York Times’

Close friend of Spain’s emeritus king transferred $39 million from “donation” to a US bank

Spanish government applauds king’s reaction to financial scandal, but supports judicial probe

Spain’s King Felipe VI renounces father’s inheritance over alleged Swiss bank accounts

Half of all Spaniards fear losing their jobs over coronavirus crisis

Spanish firms react to coronavirus with a wave of temporary layoffs, affecting more than 100,000 jobs

Spain announces €200 billion relief package against effects of coronavirus

EL PAÍS launches a digital subscription system

“We heard you”: Hospital workers in Spain show thanks for public applause during coronavirus crisis

Health centers have expressed their appreciation for the noisy scenes of gratitude that were organized to pay tribute to everyone working while the country is in lockdown

We are all neighbors

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

You want a coronavirus vaccine?

Be careful. Those who buy into con artists’ tricks do much more damage than con artists themselves


Populism. Polarization. Post-truth. These are the drivers of today’s politics

How is corruption like snow?

In English, the word ‘accountability’ means to take responsibility for one’s actions, but in Spanish there is no such term

“I have every right to burn and to break”: The Mexican woman seeking justice for her daughter’s murder

Marichuy Jaimes was killed in January 2016, launching her mother’s fight. A powerful video has surfaced online of Yesnia Zamudio's fiery speech against femicide

“There was no Reconquest. No military campaign lasts eight centuries”

Mar Menor: Nature’s payback

A saline lagoon in Spain’s southeastern region of Murcia has become a symbol of how a lack of respect for the environment can backfire. EL PAÍS traveled to what was once an idyllic spot to find out how things got this bad

Why I voted for Vox

Spain’s dying railroad towns: Trying to catch a new train to prosperity

Alleged fraudster ‘Little Nicolás’: “They sent me to a school where everyone was rich except for me”

Trash city: Why Madrid needs to take a stand against plastic

British journalist Charles Graham-Dixon looks at the ingrained use of this so-called ‘wonder’ material in the Spanish capital, from the supermarket to the local ‘frutería’

Why an American photographer is fighting for Madrid’s Romani community

Eco-friendly Barcelona: Trend or truth?

Why I’m joining the climate protests, and you should too

Why tourists are digging deep in Asturian mines

Discovering Chillida Leku and the magic of San Sebastián

EL PAÍS launches new application for cellphones

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