CORONAVIRUS

A day in the life of an emergency ambulance crew: ‘For the first time, I thought I could die’

EL PAÍS spent 24 hours with a specialist team on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis as they assisted patients across the Madrid region

CORONAVIRUS

How the coronavirus is overwhelming a Madrid cemetery

Father José Luis Sáenz is saying the final prayers for more than 30 people a day at the Cementerio Sur in the Madrid region, spending just seven minutes on each funeral

CORONAVIRUS

Don Rafael: The Spanish 89-year-old who fled a coronavirus-stricken care home in fear for his life

The story of the senior illustrates that way that the pandemic is affecting such residences in Spain, at which high levels of fatalities are being registered

CORONAVIRUS

At least 19 dead at Madrid senior home due to a coronavirus outbreak

More people are probably going to die, says a healthcare source familiar with the situation at the center

International Women’s Day

Women’s Day marches in Spain attract mass numbers despite coronavirus fears

Although turnout was lower than previous years, tens of thousands of people across the country took to the street to protest for greater gender equality

RELIGION

No kissing Christ: The coronavirus ban that has upset Madrid’s faithful

The archbishopric of the Spanish capital has ordered worshipers not to kiss the feet of the holy figure in an effort to stop the spread of Covid-19

Madrid nightlife

Madrid’s tiniest bar is also a temple of flamenco

The first rule followed by the many devoted fans of San Román is to deny its very existence

NATURAL DISASTERS

Fires, sandstorms and blackouts: The ‘annus horribilis’ of Spain’s Canary Islands

From extreme weather events to the collapse of the Thomas Cook travel group, the archipelago has faced a number of crises in the past few months

CORONAVIRUS

Inside the coronavirus hotel lockdown in Tenerife

Around 800 guests and 200 staff members are in isolation after an Italian couple tested positive. A field hospital has been set up outside the facility to treat any potential patients

FRAUD

The Spanish social worker who claimed a dead man’s pension for 33 years

The woman, who is now 83, has pleaded guilty to fraud and document forgery, but will not be going to prison

AIR SAFETY

Passengers on stricken Air Canada flight: “Everything was shaking”

A Toronto-bound plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Madrid on Monday after sustaining tire damage during takeoff

Tourism

Hot water and a phoenix: How Madrid airport is catering to Chinese tourists

Travel authorities are preparing a series of changes, including new food menus and mobile payments, to make these highly valued visitors “feel at home”

Politics

Vox leader in Madrid faces new accusations in real estate scandal

According to a document seen by EL PAÍS, Rocío Monasterio signed her name as an architect five years before she completed her degree

Politics

Vox leaders in Madrid come under fire for real estate deals

Rocío Monasterio signed floor plans before being a registered architect, and she and her husband sold industrial properties that were used for residential purposes

ELDERLY CARE

Spanish woman’s death goes unnoticed for 15 years because she was still paying her bills

With no close family or friends, the elderly lady’s body was left to mummify in her apartment for nearly two decades

PRIVACY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

A profile of the ‘upskirters’ secretly filming women in Madrid

Experts say that the men involved in these cases of voyeurism are typically insecure, solitary and spend a lot of time planning their crimes

ROAD SAFETY

A family left devastated by the actions of a reckless driver

Víctor López, 20, was killed instantly in Madrid on Sunday, after 24-year-old Kevin Cui decided to drive his souped-up Golf the wrong way up the M-50 beltway

DRUGS

Romanian parents “under suspicion” after baby accidentally consumes ecstasy

The 11-month-old child found the drug in a park in Madrid, but parents Dee and Marian felt they were treated with mistrust by both the police and medical staff alike

LUXURY TOURISM

The Prado all to yourself? For the world’s ultra-wealthy, it’s an option

Spanish companies are catering to high-net-worth individuals who want exclusivity on their trips

HEALTH

Arrival of “miracle” penis injections in Spain raises alarms

A clinic in Madrid is offering to make men more virile with a stem cell treatment that costs more than €2,000, but experts are concerned it could cause more harm than good

WEATHER

Massive storm in Madrid causes flash flooding and road closures

The worst-affected municipality in the region was Arganda del Rey, where heavy rainfall caused a torrent of water that swept away cars and street furniture

POLITICS

After admitting defeat, Madrid mayor may try to retain office after all

The former judge hopes to remain in her role as Vox threatens to let the left govern if Ciudadanos refuses to negotiate with the far-right party

PROPERTY MARKET

Why wealthy Spanish seniors are selling their homes, but not moving out

Growing numbers of pensioners struggling to make ends meet are putting their properties on the market at lower prices, on the condition they may continue to live there until they die

SPANISH GENERAL ELECTIONS 2019

“I once voted for the Communist Party, but it was phoney-baloney. Now I’m with Vox”

Spaniards of all ages and political stripes are flocking to the polls, convinced that this could be one of the most decisive elections the country has ever held

PROPERTY

Why wealthy families from Beijing are buying up apartments in Madrid

Chinese investors are purchasing properties worth at least €500,000 in a bid to earn a so-called “golden visa”

SOCIAL WELFARE

How a group of homeless people found a place to live in Madrid airport

Posing as travelers who have been robbed or lost their documents, many of these “ghost travelers” have been living in Barajas’ terminals for years

RISE OF THE FAR RIGHT

How a Spanish neo-Nazi became an international ‘hero’ of the far right

Josué Estébanez is considered a cult figure by extremists, including the New Zealand mosque shooter, for killing a left-wing activist on the Madrid subway in 2007