Short filmmaker Esteban Crespo gets Spain’s sole Oscar nod

Madrileño director nominated for ‘Aquel no era yo’ about child soldiers in Africa


Judge Garzón pardon request was lost for over a year

Petition for magistrate’s suspension to be lifted was filed in mid-2012 but no action has been taken


Santiago train crash judge orders investigation into warnings over fatal curve

Ourense chief mechanic sent email to superiors about "risks" two weeks before stretch of track was opened

Top judges suspend Andalusia’s pioneering anti-eviction law

Popular Party government appeal accepted by Constitutional Court magistrates


Spanish Treasury pays lowest rate on three-year bond since the euro was introduced

Marginal yield on notes maturing in 2017 drops to 1.620 percent


Carrefour’s sales in Spain rise for first time in five years

Retail distribution giant reported growth in organic revenues of 1.7 percent

Inside Brazil’s explosive prison system

Families of inmates fear a massacre will soon take place inside Maranhão state’s penitentiaries

This week’s movie releases

Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese clock up their fifth collaboration in black comedy 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

The long march home

‘Perfect Storm’ author Sebastian Junger’s new film and book charts the walk across the US he undertook with two war veterans and a Spanish photographer


Bautista-Agut fells Del Potro as Carla Suárez narrowly avoids slip-up

World number 62 pulls off shock of the tournament as Muguruza prepares to play Wozniacki


Eurogroup and EC insist Spain needs second round of labor reform

EU commissioner Rehn says Brussels engaging in “constructive dialogue” with Rajoy government on the issue


Much ado about the infanta

The prosecutor lodges what amounts to a covert appeal and the justice minister weighs in

regional politics

Catalan assembly approves motion to seek leave to hold self-rule referendum

Three Socialist lawmakers break with party line to vote in favor of proposal “We are not voting on the political future of Catalonia, but the form in which Catalans will decide it”

Welcome to Planeta Futuro

EL PAÍS is launching a new portal focusing on sustainable global development, with the collaboration of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Olympic truce

Once the Sochi Games have passed off, Putin will once again be playing hardball

Maduro initiates plan of action against crime and names new economic team

Venezuelan president restructures currency exchange system but promises no devaluation


European Union prepares to defrost icy relations with Cuba

Brussels will negotiate a new policy with Havana after 17 years of Aznar’s “failed” Common Position


Carlos Sainz crashes out of Dakar after making unscheduled gas stop

Spanish former champion unhurt after rolling buggy twice in Chile The rally driver said that he was proud of his team's work


Tax inspectors and police will testify in Princess Cristina case

Judge Castro bows to prosecutor’s demand for more testimony before royal’s court appearance


Quitting top medical researcher lambasted by authorities

Officials accuse head of Barcelona Regenerative Medicine Center of prioritizing post in California


Support for Burgos rebels spreads to other Spanish cities

Arrests in Madrid as 500 gather to defend residents protesting controversial street remodeling project Events planned for 48 other locations across the country