ONLINE HOAXES

The story behind the hoax English Edition headline that spread like wildfire on Twitter

The man who took the photo of the machine-translated webpage explains to Verne how an “innocent joke” among friends turned into viral sensation accusing EL PAÍS of incompetence

CORONAVIRUS

Spaniards take to balconies to applaud the professionals working to combat coronavirus

The noisy scenes of gratitude were seen across the country, after messages suggesting the initiative spread over messaging services such as WhatsApp

Politics

Spanish parties take inspiration from ‘Game of Thrones’ ahead of election

National and regional contenders have referenced the hit series in campaign ads in a bid to win votes

Politics

Spanish elections: a 1985 law for 21st-century communications

Despite bans on campaigning outside specific time periods, the popularity of social media apps make this rule very difficult to enforce

Verne

Facebook shuts down pirate pages offering streamed soccer matches

Hugely popular Capitanes del Fútbol and Planeta Fútbol sites have been blocked by social media giant

Verne

How millions of fans are watching pirated soccer on Facebook Live

Network of pages and specialist sites are attracting countless viewers in Spanish-speaking world

VERNE IN ENGLISH

What do these men do when they meet a drunk woman in Madrid?

Hidden-camera video has been watched more than a million times in two days on YouTube

VERNE IN ENGLISH

How a Spaniard took a supermoon photo that caught the eye of NASA

José Antonio Hervás took his stunning composite image of Monday’s eclipse in Ibiza

VERNE

The case of the senior skater, or why things aren’t always as they seem

When a TV show disguised one of Spain’s best skaters as a grandpa, chaos ensues

VERNE

Did the Queen of England really have to bow before the Duchess of Alba?

Cayetana de Alba’s many titles led to more than a few myths about protocol

latin america

Prostitution links see powerful PRI official in Mexico City removed from post

Cuauhtémoc Gutiérrez was seen a part of the ruling party's old guard

latin america

Mexico becomes a global leader in car manufacturing

Projections show assembly plants turning out more four million vehicles by 2018

BUSINESS

Galician shipyards win Pemex orders

Contracts to build two floating hotels worth 298 million euros each

LATIN AMERICA

Texas executes a Mexican national despite international pressure

Residents of Miacatlán hoped until the last minute that clemency would be granted

LATIN AMERICA

US intelligence broke into former Mexican president’s email account, says report

Germany’s ‘Der Spiegel’ claims NSA targeted Mexico to gain policymaking insight

LATIN AMERICA

Peña Nieto wins major battle over tax reforms with help from leftist lawmakers

Conservative PAN voted against the proposal, which imposes higher taxes on top income earners

LATIN AMERICA

In aftermath of deadly storms, Mexicans blame authorities for lack of preparation

Government officials claim they alerted six state governors about dangers Last month’s hurricane and tropical storm left 145 dead

Time for some answers

Mexico is asking itself what failure could have caused the floods to turn into a catastrophe of such magnitude

LATIN AMERICA

Mexico commits itself to launch of gendarme security force

New law enforcement body now to become operational in July 2014

CINEMA

From migrant train to red carpet

Ten years in the making, ‘La jaula de oro’ makes its last stop at Cannes

Kidnapped Spaniards' wives angry over "lies" about illegal activities

The Bustamante brothers were taken on January 7 and held for five days in Mexico

LATIN AMERICA

Mexico readies to welcome back PRI

Polls show once-dominant party's Peña Nieto leading presidential race

LATIN AMERICA

"Being transsexual has helped me get where I am in Mexico"

PRD candidate is running for a seat in capital's assembly