EL PAÍS PODCASTS

¿Qué? podcast, episode one: Villarejo, or The A-Team of the Spanish police

In the first of a new audio series, journalists from the EL PAÍS English Edition explain just who José Manuel Villarejo is, and why everyone seems to be afraid of him

TRAGEDY IN MÁLAGA

Rescuers continue desperate search for toddler trapped in borehole

The difficulty of the terrain and a bad weather forecast are hampering efforts to excavate two tunnels in a bid to locate two-year-old Julen Roselló

Culture

One woman’s mission to document the Madrid bars that time forgot

On her blog, British journalist Leah Pattem pays tribute to 100 of the Spanish capital’s old-fashioned watering holes, which are slowly closing down or being replaced by franchises

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, January 17, 2019

Politics

Network of “moles” uncovered in sweeping spying case in Spain

Five policemen and one Tax Agency employee are under scrutiny for allegedly giving confidential information to ex-police chief José Manuel Villarejo

ANDALUSIAN ELECTIONS

Voting in of PP premier in Andalusia marks end of Socialist reign

After 36 years, the southern region gets a conservative government, supported by far-right party Vox, which has entered Spain’s institutions for the first time

History

The Soviet scientist who disappeared in 1980s Madrid

Vladimir Alexandrov went missing without a trace after spending three days drinking heavily in Spain