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Fiscal space at the time of Covid-19

For now, fiscal policy must continue to prop up activity as much as possible, with the decisive support of monetary policy

WIKILEAKS

Spanish firm that spied on Julian Assange tried to find out if he fathered a child at Ecuadorian embassy

Owner of the security company watching the diplomatic building ordered a baby diaper stolen in a bid to find DNA

FEMICIDE

“I have every right to burn and to break”: The Mexican woman seeking justice for her daughter’s murder

Marichuy Jaimes was killed in January 2016, launching her mother’s fight. A powerful video has surfaced online of Yesnia Zamudio's fiery speech against femicide

IMMIGRATION

Spain tops EU for asylum requests due to influx from Latin America

Over 3,500 applications are filed each week, with nationals from Venezuela and Colombia heading the list

HISTORY

The Catalans who conquered California

The Hispanic Council revives the forgotten story of the Free Company of Volunteers of Catalonia, which was sent to defend the Pacific coast for Spain in the 1700s

TRUE CRIME PODCASTS

‘Motive’ – The US podcast investigating an alleged rapist from the Spanish city of Seville

The eight-part series from WBEZ Chicago tells the stories of a number of American women who claim to have been drugged and assaulted by a tour guide named Manuel Blanco Vela

TAX EVASION

Spain delays ‘Google tax’ until December due to US pressure

The government is planning on approving the signature policy today but will not collect any money for now, in the hope that the OECD soon comes up with a global digital levy

POLITICS

PM backs minister over meeting with Venezuelan VP during testy session in Congress

Opposition parties used their first chance to quiz the new government to call on transport chief José Luis Ábalos to quit over encounter at Madrid airport with Delcy Rodríguez

SPANISH ROYAL FAMILY

Donald Trump invites Spanish royals on official visit to the United States

This is the second time King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia have been invited to the White House in less than two years, while Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has not yet been extended an invitation

INTERNATIONAL

Spaniard at center of Julian Assange spying accusations claims ambassador ordered espionage

David Morales told Spain’s High Court on Friday that Carlos Abad asked him to secretly record the WikiLeaks founder while he was staying in Ecuador’s embassy in London

AMERICAS

Inside Mexico’s war on drugs: Conversations with ‘el narco’

Academic Karina García Reyes spoke to 33 men who used to work in the drug trade, in an effort to understand how they became involved in this way of life and the logic with which they understand the world

US-SPAIN RELATIONS

Spain warns Trump that trade hostilities could endanger greater military cooperation

For the first time, Madrid is linking the presence of US troops to retaliation against Spanish companies

Americas

Spanish minister’s secret meeting with Venezuelan vice-president sparks political storm

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez claims that José Luis Ábalos “did what he could to avoid a diplomatic crisis” given that Delcy Rodríguez is banned from entering the European Union

MIGRATION IN SPAIN

Why Venezuelans from all generations are flocking to Madrid

No other influx of immigrants has been this intense in Spain’s recent history, with more than 20,000 people from Venezuela arriving every year since 2018

WIKILEAKS

Three protected witnesses accuse Spanish ex-marine of spying on Julian Assange

Former employees of David Morales tell a judge in Spain that his company was making recordings of the cyberactivist and his lawyers for the CIA

FILM

Is Spain’s Antonio Banderas an ‘actor of color’?

Several US media outlets have been criticized for claiming that the Spaniard, who has been nominated for an Oscar this year, falls into this category

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Expensive murders

While it is too early to know the full extent of the fallout from Iranian General Qassim Suleimani’s assassination, there is no doubt that it will be significant

WIKILEAKS

Assange suspected a Spanish security firm was spying on him in London

The cyber-activist gave witness testimony before a judge in Spain via videolink, and said he did not authorize anyone to record his conversations with his lawyers

DEFENSE

US seeking to add two destroyers, 600 extra personnel to Spanish naval base

The plan, which will not be finalized until Spain has a government in place, would see a 50% rise in the number of people stationed in Rota, Cádiz, as well as a reform of the relevant treaty

Interview

Juan Guaidó: “We need a solution in Venezuela no matter what”

The leader of the National Assembly, who is recognized as the interim president of Venezuela by 60 countries, reflects on the country's situation after a turbulent year

US DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES

Julián Castro: “At some point, the Democrats forgot to defend the poor”

The Democratic presidential candidate from Texas speaks to EL PAÍS about why he is focusing his campaign on vulnerable groups

BUSINESS

Spain planning on going ahead with ‘Google tax’ despite US tariff threats

The aim is to bring the system “into the 21st century” by imposing a 3% levy on tech giants such as Amazon, but first a government must be formed

INTERVIEW | Lenín Moreno, president of Ecuador

“The so-called socialists of the 21st century have plundered Latin America”

Lenín Moreno talks to EL PAÍS about the recent unrest in Ecuador, which he believes was partly instigated by his predecessor Rafael Correa

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Junk TV is more toxic than we thought

Researchers are finding that mindless television can undermine democracy

Interview

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

CHRISTINE LAGARDE

Lagarde was a director of two Baker & McKenzie affiliates in tax havens

The current president of the European Central Bank was on the board of subsidiaries of the legal firm in Bermuda and Singapore between 2003 and 2005

SPANISH ROYALS

Spanish king defends democracy and human rights on state visit to Cuba

At a dinner attended by Cuban president Miguel Díaz-Canel, Felipe VI underscored the need for institutions to respect freedom of expression and of association