A Covid-19 patient in the ICU of the Ramón y Cajal Hospital in Madrid last week.

Spain heads toward another state of alarm

Eight regions and Melilla have already called on the government to implement the emergency measure, which will not necessarily involve a lockdown like the one in the spring. The regions would, however, have greater powers to limit mobility in a bid to curb coronavirus infections

Coronavirus cases and hospital admissions are growing in nearly all of Spain

A nurse doing a PCR test in Pamplona, in Spain's Navarre region, where coronavirus cases are soaring again.

Spain: over one million official coronavirus cases

Patients who have survived Covid-19 and medical staff who have combatted the health crisis tell their stories

Here are the new restrictions for Madrid once the regional state of alarm expires

Spanish PM warns of ‘tough months’ ahead during coronavirus crisis

Madrid announces new restrictions on social gatherings to curb coronavirus spread

Andalusia, Valencia announce curfews to curb coronavirus transmission


Political poison

The limelight afforded to Vox’s radical ideas at the no-confidence debate in Spanish Congress casts a shadow on the country


El Roto


Critical race theory and the 2020 US election

In 2016, Donald Trump fought against immigrants; now he attacks the Black Lives Matter movement – both campaigns are linked by white nationalism

UK, Germany add Spain’s Canary Islands to safe travel destination list

The nightmare facing Venezuelan tourists still stranded in Spain

Europe moves to limit social contact to household bubbles amid surge in coronavirus cases

More than seven million people in Spain now facing perimetral lockdowns

Excess deaths in second wave: 11,000 victims since July

Navarre declares perimetral lockdown of entire region to contain coronavirus spread

‘The Lancet’ criticizes Spain’s management of the coronavirus crisis

Vox’s motion of no confidence fails, securing only the votes of its own deputies

At no-confidence debate, Spain’s PM urges opposition PP “not to fall into the abyss of the far right”

Costa del Sol gangland shootings: ‘These people solve everything with guns’

Five incidents involving firearms in the last month underscore the problem of drug-related violence in parts of southern Spain

Italian mafia boss mistakenly released after his arrest in Barcelona

Spain’s High Court says it was not informed in time about Vittorio Raso’s ties to organized crime, and has issued a new warrant

Why Spain will not ask for €70 billion of its share of EU recovery fund

Spanish government planning to increase taxes by €6 billion in 2021

The perfect storm that dragged Spain to the bottom of advanced economies

Spain’s Labor Inspectorate forces Amazon to give 4,000 false freelancers work contracts

How a street near a Spanish IKEA store ended up with the name ‘I’m Missing a Screw’

A vote by the public saw the thoroughfare get the unusual moniker, but it is not the only road in Spain to end up with a weird and wonderful designation

PRISA refinances its debt until 2025 and agrees to sell Santillana Spain for €465m

The agreement establishes a framework for a future effective separation of the Education and Media businesses

Jihadist ex-combatant in Spain: ‘I am still living in Guantánamo’

British armed forces complete military exercise in Gibraltar’s secret tunnels

Ex-chief of Catalan police force acquitted of sedition over 2017 secessionist drive

Spain’s High Court has cleared Josep Lluís Trapero and three other defendants of all charges related to the events in Catalonia, which included an illegal referendum on independence

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

Quim Torra described the Supreme Court’s decision as a “coup” and urged separatist parties to stay united ahead of a regional election in the coming months

The Spanish explorer who desecrated graves in the name of science

José Padilla, legendary DJ who defined Ibiza’s chillout music scene, dies at age 64

Medieval Spain: the tale of a missing stone and 11 bodies under a wall

A retired police officer’s infallible memory cracks a baffling case of lost treasure in Spain

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

EL PAÍS teams up with Gymglish to offer personalized English lessons

10 Spanish beaches to enjoy in autumn

Reconnecting with nature: five trails for forest immersion in Spain

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

¿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

EL PAÍS launches new application for cellphones

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