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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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


Evo Morales ready to return to “pacify Bolivia, not as a candidate”

Speaking from Mexico, to where he fled after stepping down on Sunday amid growing violence over election fraud claims, the former Bolivian president tells EL PAÍS that he is the victim of a coup

Spain’s Royal Family

Spanish royals make first official visit to Cuba

The highly symbolic trip aims to show support for businesses from Spain, and does not constitute official support for the Cuban government

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Is Venezuela becoming the Libya of the Caribbean?

The differences between these two countries’ crises are obvious, but their similarities are very telling


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

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The world’s most dangerous place: Washington D.C.

With ever-increasing audacity, President Donald Trump is testing the Constitution and the rules on which democracy depends


UK blocks Spanish judge from questioning Julian Assange over spying allegations

The magistrate has requested to interview the WikiLeaks founder by videoconference as a witness, and says the refusal by British judicial authorities is unprecedented

War in Syria

On the Syrian front line: Accounts from both sides of the Turkish offensive

The withdrawal of US troops has seen the conflict in Syria take a fresh turn. EL PAÍS correspondents in Qamishli and Ceylanpınar explain the effect on the ground


Andorra freezes €76.5m held by lawyer of Mexico’s ex-president Peña Nieto

Juan Ramón Collado, a prominent attorney who was arrested in July in Mexico City, is under investigation for money laundering in the European microstate, according to a court document seen by EL PAÍS

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The war on truth

We have more information than ever before, but its veracity is often in doubt

The lost border in the jungle

The dictionary definition of the Spanish word “selva” is not just limited to “jungle,” but also encompasses confusion, conundrum. Those terms also define the Guatemalan department of Petén. The territory shares more than half of its border with Mexico, and practically the entire border with Belize. The jungle occupies the majority of this territory. Since 1998, the US Drug Enforcement Administration has considered it to be a key corridor for drug smuggling. Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán came through here, and massacred members of the Los Zetas syndicate. If you ask who is in charge now in that 2.2-million-hectare jungle, you’ll get timid responses. But a journey through this immense area allows you to understand how, for years, the main suspects have been “nobodies” in this place


Russian and US visitors, targets for the Spanish firm that spied on Julian Assange

The CIA had access to the server where the company stored the profiles of hundreds of people who visited the WikiLeaks founder during his stay in the Ecuadorian embassy in London


Director of Spanish security company that spied on Julian Assange arrested

The owner of UC Global, David Morales, was detained in August and has since been released on bail. He is facing offenses related to violating the privacy of the WikiLeaks founder and passing the information on to the United States’ intelligence services

Democratic primaries

Beto O’Rourke: “Impeachment is a sign that our democracy still works”

The Democratic presidential candidate from Texas speaks to EL PAÍS about the need to remove Donald Trump from office, Mexico’s importance as a US partner, and gun control

Climate change

The Greta Thunberg generation

Inspired by the Swedish teenage climate activist, the younger members of society are leading the fight against global warming


Spanish security company spied on Julian Assange in London for the United States

Spain’s High Court is investigating the director of UC Global S. L. and the activities of his company, which had been hired to protect the Ecuadorian embassy in the English capital