Lula da Silva: “Bolsonaro’s government poses a great risk for Brazil”

The former Brazilian president talked to EL PAÍS about his future plans in one of the first interviews he has granted following his release by the Supreme Court


Neymar makes cameo in Netflix hit ‘Money Heist’ after rape case dropped

Brazilian soccer star plays monk in scenes that had been previously left out of episodes six and eight


See exclusive shot of cocaine found on Brazilian president’s plane

EL PAÍS has had access to a photograph of the drug-filled suitcase that was intercepted in Spain as Jair Bolsonaro’s support aircraft traveled to the Group of 20 summit in Japan


UN: Europe’s response to migrant crisis “wrong, dangerous and immoral”

UNHCR refugee agency welcomes latest ‘Aquarius’ outcome but says a predictable disembarkation process is urgently needed


Gibraltar calls on ‘Aquarius’ rescue ship to sail under different flag

The NGO-run vessel says it is surprised by the threat, which it argues is motivated by “political interests”


Spain makes deal with EU countries to take in 60 migrants from ‘Aquarius’

The NGO rescue ship has been seeking a safe port since it picked up 141 people off the coast of Libya on Friday


Spain will not accept NGO ship ‘Aquarius,’ which is carrying 141 rescued migrants

In June, the Spanish government offered safe port to the vessel, which was carrying 630 would-be immigrants


After delivering migrants to Valencia, the ‘Aquarius’ returns to Libyan coast

The NGOs running the rescue ship warn that another such journey would be unfeasible, as the debate in Europe over how to deal with the situation rages on


Migrants on board ‘Aquarius’ granted 45-day special permit to stay in Spain

The 630 people who were turned away by Italy and Malta arrived in Valencia on Sunday to a crowd of 2,300


The long and arduous journey that the ‘Aquarius’ migrants still face

Conditions have become rougher for the rescue ship as the vessel heads for Valencia, leaving occupants with seasickness and fatigue


For ‘Aquarius’ migrants, going to Spain is either paradise or punishment

For Algerians and Moroccans, Valencia is not what they had in mind when they chose the Libyan route

Migrant crisis

“What am I going to do? I am in the middle of the sea. Could this go on for a month?”

The migrants aboard the ‘Aquarius’ are awaiting an uncertain future, having fled persecution, war and poverty


Italian military ships to escort ‘Aquarius’ to Spanish port of Valencia

Decision to make 1,300-km journey with 629 people on board the migrant rescue vessel, some of whom need medical attention, follows a night of negotiations


The 629 migrants in search of a port

An EL PAÍS correspondent reports from on board the ‘Aquarius,’ which has rescued hundreds of immigrants off the coast of Libya, but is yet to be granted permission to dock by Italy or Malta

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Turning 18: The second ordeal for migrant children who make it to Spain

Thousands of unaccompanied minors reach Europe every year, but those who end up on Spanish shores face bureaucratic hurdles and overcrowded centers once the system that took them in leaves them to fend for themselves


The odyssey of the new Europeans

Immigrants are at the center of an intense political debate in Europe. EL PAÍS is starting a series of feature articles to understand this phenomenon. The newspaper will be following a group of soccer players from Alma de África, a sports initiative in Andalusia to help undocumented migrants settle in Spain

What price for the life of a Bangladeshi garment worker?

Javier Chércoles has set up systems to provide payments to victims of 2013's Rana Plaza disaster The Primark employee says multinationals must do more to protect those who make our clothes

YouTube rocks, but ‘realpolitik’ still rules

Technology has made it easy to report human rights violations; military solutions have lost credit


What is the world role of Spanish?

English is now universally accepted as the language of trade, while French holds on to its position as the idiom of diplomacy. The Spanish-speaking nations seem reluctant to challenge the status quo, despite its growing presence, particularly in the United States