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

NEW ZEALAND ATTACK

New Zealand attacker had name of Spanish killer on weapon

“Josué Estébanez,” who murdered youngster Carlos Palomino in a hate crime in Madrid in 2007, was written on a rifle magazine along with citations of other right-wing figures

HOUSING

“Bank-owned apartment for sale to squatters. Pay in cash”

Madrid's property black market is offering empty homes to buy or rent for a period of two years – the time it takes the repossession to go through the courts

FREAK ACCIDENTS

An untimely death in a Madrid storm drain

After Carlos Perry was found dead, with his legs protruding from a street sewer in the Spanish capital, police concluded that he must have been searching for his car keys

MADRID

Madrid homeless told to declare earnings to receive public aid

Applicants of guaranteed minimum income benefits must provide a sworn statement with estimated revenues from begging, busking and scrap metal collection

SOCIAL HOUSING

As Madrid shanty town demolished, man must pick one of his 100 cats

Like all the residents of El Gallinero, which has stood for decades, Vasile Antonescu will be relocated this week to an apartment in the city

CITIZENS’ EUROPE

The fight of the century: man versus machine

The inauguration of the first robot factory in Europe reignites the debate over the loss of jobs and the fascinating question of whether machines should have to pay taxes

INTERVIEW | Aleksandar Vučić

“Putin is Serbia’s friend but he respects our path towards the EU”

President of Serbia talks to EL PAÍS about the Balkan country’s efforts to join the bloc, and how Kosovo is proving a sticking point

SPANISH CIVIL WAR

A shrine to a Spanish dictator in Amsterdam

Grandson of Dutchman who fought in Spain’s Civil War keeps kitsch collection of Franco memorabilia

LATIN AMERICA

The Venezuelan retirees trapped in Spain with no pension

Authorities in Caracas have stopped payments, exposing thousands of vulnerable expats to poverty