Freedom of the press

Venezuela releases detained journalists working for Spanish news agency

Authorities are preparing to deport two Colombians and a Spaniard who were held on Wednesday in Caracas as they were covering the crisis for EFE

INTERVIEW | SELF-DECLARED VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT

Juan Guaidó: “There is no risk of a civil war in Venezuela, 90% of the people want change”

The president of the National Assembly talks to EL PAÍS about why Nicolás Maduro must leave office and whether a military intervention is on the cards

TAXI STRIKES

Uber, Cabify announce they are pulling their services out of Barcelona

The move by the ride-hailing services comes in the wake of a new regional law that would force passengers to book their journeys 15 minutes in advance

Economy

Spanish economy grew 2.5% in 2018, bucking euro zone trend

The outlook for 2019 is lower because of domestic uncertainties such as the budget impasse

Archaeology

Three new prehistoric hand prints found inside Altamira cave in Spain

The art, which is in bad condition, was identified during the course of inventory work inside the world-famous Paleolithic site

HEALTHCARE

Private insurance soars in Spain following cuts to public healthcare

Insurers have attracted over one million new clients since 2013, and experts warn this could lead to a dual-speed system based on who can pay for quick assistance