WOMEN'S RIGHTS

A safe haven, a new start, and a workshop for rebuilding broken lives

EL PAÍS accompanies women in a refuge for victims of violence and abuse over the course of a week

RETAIL INDUSTRY

How Inditex rules the weaves, and plans to carry on doing so

The Galicia-based firm behind the Zara brand has a complex global supply system It combines it with the sharp commercial instincts of a successful local business

ANTI-AUSTERITY PROTESTS

Disabled citizens issue “cry for help” against cuts at massive rally

Health workers opposed to privatization plans hold symbolic hospital "hugs"

SOCIAL FUNDING

Disabled persons to hold cash-cuts march

Umbrella committee for 7,000 associations says government owes 300 million euros in subsidies

IMMIGRATION ISSUES

"The crime that killed my mother helped to reduce racism in Spain"

Lucrecia Pérez Matos, from the Dominican Republic was victim of the most notorious racist murder in recent Spanish history

EMIGRATION
RECESSION

Economic crisis sparks growing exodus of Spaniards

Over 200,000 immigrants move on to boost massive outflow

TIMES OF CRISIS

A pandemic of pessimism

The negative effects of the crisis are taking their toll on the Spanish psyche They could be bringing back the return of the inferiority complex with regard to northern Europe

POPULATION

Spain’s record immigration levels are consigned to the past

Economic crisis sees large numbers of Latin Americans heading home

An increasingly female crisis

First the construction crash hit mainly male workers; and now services are crumbling Women are taking a double hit from spending cuts and may lose their employability

"We journalists have become lazier with the internet"

Veteran reporter Pura Ramos is still gathering in the news, at 80