Court mulling first exhumation at Valley of the Fallen monument

Relatives of two Civil War victims file suit to analyze bones at site of Franco’s tomb

Spanish literature

Carmen Balcells, literary agent who drove Latin American Boom, dies at 85

Born in 1930, she represented Mario Vargas Llosa, Gabriel García Márquez and many others

Catalan elections 2015

Catalonia could withhold its share of Spanish debt, regional premier warns

As region prepares for pivotal elections, Mas criticizes Madrid’s “strategy of fear”

Political fray

Cádiz mayor gets last-minute bridge opening invite after exclusion criticism

Leftist leader had accused conservative government of “great institutional disloyalty”

Latin America

Mexico’s ex-prison chief arrested in ‘El Chapo’ escape inquiry

Authorities lock up 13 former public servants in connection with drug kingpin’s jail break


Antonio Caño takes on the role of editor-in-chief at EL PAÍS

The newspaper will be structured around four main areas: digital, print, Americas and weekend David Alandete has been named deputy editor


Can new metal barriers seal off Spain’s river of drugs?

Almost half of all hashish coming into Spain enters via the Guadarranque river, in Cádiz

Latin America

Cuban police prevent Pope Francis from meeting with dissidents

Pontiff makes no mention of political and social situations on visit to communist island

Catalan elections 2015

Catalan independence could trigger ‘corralito,’ warns Spain’s central bank

But Bank of Spain governor Luis María Linde admits restrictions are “highly unlikely”


Socialists pull out slight lead over Popular Party in latest polls

67 percent of those surveyed would like to see a government based on cross-party pacts


Spain beats Lithuania to take EuroBasket 2015 crown

Pau Gasol leads national basketball team to victory, with 25 points and 12 rebounds