The untamed ambition of Podemos, the surprise victor in Sunday’s poll

Leader Pablo Iglesias says his party will “move forward until we throw the PP and the PSOE out”

latin america

Challenger Zuluaga wins first round of voting in Colombian elections

Result is blow to incumbent President Juan Manuel Santos and his peace talks with FARC guerrillas

Spain’s “golden visa” scheme attracts just 81 investors in first seven months

New law aimed at bringing in foreign entrepreneurs has got off to a less-than-glittering start Offer has mainly appealed to those wanting to buy cheap property

latin america

After five-year absence, Mexican rebel leader reappears with new identity

Zapatista spokesman changes name to pay tribute to comrade killed in battle

Town with controversial “Killjews” name votes in favor of change

Burgos municipality will become “Little Fort on Jew Hill” following local referendum


“If I went back to China, I wouldn’t have the love my mother gives me”

The first generation of Chinese children to be adopted by Spanish families in 1995 is turning 18 A documentary charts the difficulties they faced fitting into a society unused to immigration

Socialist leader throws in the towel after poor showing at European elections

Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba calls extraordinary party meeting in July to choose new leadership


A blow to the two-party system

The results of Sunday’s polls open the door to a broader political spectrum that could define the next general elections in Spain

projects abroad

Shifting sands and 60 million pilgrims: The trials of building an Arabian railway

Group constructing high-speed Medina-Mecca train link is struggling with the desert conditions Built by a Spanish-led team, the line needs to run every 10 minutes for 23 hours a day


Spain’s two-party system dealt major blow in EU elections

Popular Party (PP) and the Socialists (PSOE) fail to attract even 50 percent of the vote But xenophobe and anti-European parties fail to make any headway in Spanish polls

After nine years sitting vacant, plans approved for Madrid’s Edificio de España

The emblematic building will house a hotel, luxury apartments and a massive shopping mall