Spain’s Covid-19 contact tracers: ‘All our energy is being put into containing the coronavirus’

EL PAÍS spoke with the professionals working around the clock to help curb transmission of the deadly disease


Selling the jewelry: the last resort of cash-strapped Spaniards

The coronavirus crisis has forced customers back to cash-for-gold stores at a time when the precious metal has hit a price of $1,800 an ounce, the highest since 2012


The trauma left by Spain’s coronavirus lockdown: ‘I have never felt panic going outside until now’

Although the confinement measures have ended, many people still feel anxious about leaving their homes and are worried about the risk of contagion


Outrage over passenger who boarded Spanish flight with coronavirus: “My son sat next to him”

The mother of a nine-year-old boy seated beside a man who had tested positive for Covid-19 describes her indignation over the incident


‘I am opening to get the country going, but I know it’s not profitable’

Small businesses in Spain are preparing to receive customers under the first phase of the deescalation plan, but there is uncertainty over safety protocols


Targeted amid coronavirus fears: ‘While this lasts, I ask you to consider moving’

Health workers, supermarket cashiers and coronavirus patients say that they have received abusive messages from neighbors who are afraid of contracting the virus


‘I don’t know why the heck we have to go back if there’s no way of staying apart’

Thousands of people are returning to work in Spain amid controversy over whether it is too early to lift the strictest measures of coronavirus confinement


Spain’s balcony vigilantes: enforcing coronavirus lockdown rules with insults

Supermarket and hospital employees on their way to work report getting yelled at and spit on by neighbors who think they are breaking shelter-at-home orders

Spanish politics

Which school talks are under threat from the far-right’s ‘parental veto’ in Spain?

Vox is pushing for a system to be introduced in regional education programs targeting workshops on the prevention of homophobia, sexual abuse and teenage pregnancy


Why women in Spain are waiting longer to have a baby

From not finding the right partner to fertility problems, there are many reasons why would-be mothers are putting off starting a family


Young people in Spain need to spend 94% of salary to rent own place

Prohibitively expensive prices combined with low incomes are making it increasingly difficult for youths to become independent, with 81% still living in the family home


Greta Thunberg: “People are suffering and dying from the climate emergency today”

The Swedish campaigner uses her celebrity status to draw attention to other young activists at the UN summit in Madrid


Madrid to host UN climate summit after Chile cancels amid protests

The caretaker Socialist Party government proposed the Spanish capital as the new venue for the international event, which is set to take place between December 2 and 13


More than 80% of Spain’s egg-laying hens are still living in cages

The country is the European leader of the “furnished-cage” system, which keeps birds in overcrowded spaces no bigger than a sheet of paper with no access to natural sunlight


University hazing in Spain: “I was made to eat my own vomit mixed with soup”

A viral video brings renewed attention to a practice that officials are trying to eradicate