How Cirque du Soleil turned to the genius of Messi for inspiration

The artistic spirit of the Argentine soccer star is the protagonist of the world-renowned company’s new production. EL PAÍS SEMANAL got a sneak peek at the rehearsals in Montreal ahead of the premiere on October 10 in Barcelona

POLITICS

Spain’s acting PM rejects latest offer for a “trial coalition” with leftist Podemos

A senior official from the conservative Popular Party suggests a grand union of the two main political groups to prevent a fresh parliamentary election in November

Gabriel Cruz Case

Jury shown reconstruction of Gabriel Cruz murder on day four of trial

In the 27-minute video, self-confessed killer Ana Julia Quezada explains to investigators how she killed and buried the eight-year-old son of her then-partner, Ángel Cruz

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, September 13, 2019

Weather

Torrential rain and flash flooding in eastern Spain claim six victims

Storms have caused rivers to burst their banks, evacuations, road closures and extensive damage in the regions of Valencia, Alicante, Murcia and Almería

Education

Bad education? Why more class time has not improved academic results in Spain

Spanish high school students perform worse on PISA tests than Finnish pupils, even though they spend 246 more hours in the classroom