CORONAVIRUS

Spanish tourism industry feeling the loss of high-rolling visitors

The restrictions on travel into the EU have taken a toll on Madrid, Barcelona and Costa del Sol, which are popular with tourists from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Brazil and the US

CORONAVIRUS

Couples separated by coronavirus travel ban: ‘If I’m hit by a car, he won’t be able to come see me’

EL PAÍS asked people who are desperately waiting to reunite with their partners how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted their plans and relationships

OPINION

Covid-19 and the wounded uterus

There would be no death, bleeding or suffering if abortion were recognized for what it is: a medical necessity

OPINION

Four ideas damaged by Covid-19

What do international cooperation, Washington’s prestige, fiscal austerity and globalization have in common?

OPINION

Trump’s vandalism against the multilateral system, anew

If Latin American governments fail to unite against the proposal to place a US citizen at the head of the IDB, the president will be able to advance again in his assault on international institutions

AMERICAS

Spain expresses concern over toppling of historical statues in United States

The Foreign Ministry has told US authorities it is worried about the damage caused to figures like Christopher Columbus amid the anti-racism protests

OPINION

IDB: A bank of ideas, not ideology

The last thing Latin America needs right now is instability at one of the institutions that provides the greatest cohesiveness

OPINION

The death of the future: Covid-19 among Brazil’s indigenous peoples

The Brazilian government has abandoned its native people during the coronavirus pandemic

OPINION

The fall of the American counterrevolution

President Trump’s use of counterinsurgency practices to control the population has triggered the revolution he dreaded

OPINION

The pandemic and the police: Which new normal?

George Floyd and João Pedro are bodies and biographies for the cry of urban revolts in New York or Rio. There can be no return to normalized inequalities

HUMAN RIGHTS

Thirty years after Jesuit killings in El Salvador, trial begins in Madrid

Five Spanish priests were among those murdered in the 1989 massacre, including Ignacio Ellacuría, a prominent figure who defended dialogue between the guerrillas and the government during the civil war

SOCIETY

Thousands take to Madrid streets to protest against racism

What began as a demonstration outside the US embassy in the wake of the death of George Floyd turned into a march that finished in the Puerta del Sol square

Register to read

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