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Rajoy fails to shake Sánchez’s outstretched hand. / Photo: ZIPI (EFE)

Rajoy fails to shake Sánchez’s hand ahead of latest negotiations

Acting PM and Socialist leader meet for just 25 minutes on Friday, but fail to move closer to breaking the political stalemate

Corruption, territorial policy: the obstacles to cross-party deals

Anti-austerity group Podemos comes up with new proposal for Socialists after a week stuck on sidelines

Civil Guard raids PP’s Madrid HQ for illegal financing proof

Investigators in Operation Púnica case also search homes of an ex-regional manager of the party and a businessman

Royal scandal

Urdangarin and partner split earnings at non-profit, says witness

Ghost employees were allegedly hired by king’s brother-in-law using family members and domestic staff at real estate firm

Ex-Balearics premier Matas: “Urdangarin was the facilitator”

Former regional chief’s testimony at Nóos trial supports suspicions about Princess Cristina de Borbón’s husband

Latin America
Families of inmates demand information.

Families of inmates demand information. / Miguel Sierra (EFE)

Families desperately seek loved ones after Mexican prison riot

“There are decapitated bodies inside,” says man whose brother witnessed “the slaughter” at Monterrey jail

Prison uprising in northern Mexico leaves 49 dead

Twelve others also injured, five of them seriously, says state governor. Both inmates and guards among victims

MEDIA
‘'The independent’ was founded in 1986.

‘'The independent’ was founded in 1986. / Dan Kitwood (Getty)

British daily ‘The Independent’ to close print edition after 29 years

Pablo Guimón London

Proprietors yet to say how many of 150 employees will lose jobs

Latin America

US churches revive “sanctuary” plan for Central American refugees

Mass roundups ordered by Obama administration of undocumented migrants continue

history
A Castañé Foundation photograph of British Field Marshal Montgomery (right).

A Castañé Foundation photograph of British Field Marshal Montgomery (right).

Spain loses major 20th-century historical archive

Castañé Foundation donates part of its collection to Harvard after failing to reach deal with Spanish Culture Ministry

carnival scandal

Puppeteers accused of glorifying terrorism turn in their passports

J. J. Gálvez Madrid

Rights organizations believe defendants’ freedom of expression guarantees are being violated and call on court to drop case

LATIN AMERICA

More rumors than rage after Veracruz journalist’s murder

Pablo de Llano / El País Orizaba / Madrid

Reporter Anabel Flores’ bound and gagged body was found dumped on the side of a highway in Puebla earlier this week

JUstice
Left: Romano Van der Dussen. Right: Briton Mark Dixie.

Left: Romano Van der Dussen. Right: Briton Mark Dixie.

Dutchman acquitted of rape after spending 12 years in prison

Despite DNA evidence presented in 2007 linking another suspect, judicial bureaucracy held up his case

A Basque dancer performing the traditional Aurresku dance in Gernika.

A Basque dancer performing the traditional Aurresku dance in Gernika. / AFP

Why two Basque surnames are key to getting ahead in politics

Research shows that a double-barreled name helps those forging careers in nationalist circles

Video: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders’ victory speeches. / REUTERS

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders win New Hampshire primaries

Divisions among moderate Republicans helping strengthen the real estate magnate’s candidacy

TRANSPARENCY

Spanish government using courts to avoid information requests

Ministries and public companies have filed five appeals against a number of rulings issued by the state-run Transparency Council

A pictured posted on Facebook of one of the suffering cows.

A pictured posted on Facebook of one of the suffering cows.

Cattleman on run after showdown at farm of horrors

Galicia breeder assaults officers sent to rescue dying cows and flees to mountains, leaving a trail of bovine suffering

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EDITOR’S PICK

The gothic secrets of Barcelona

From hidden cloisters to a lost Knights Templar palace, an intimate tour of the Catalan city’s medieval corners

Cádiz city employee took paycheck for six years without going to work

Court instructs ex-public servant to return €30,000 to authorities

Irish gangs fighting turf war from Dublin to Costa del Sol

Hotel shooting in Ireland shows extent of feud between rival drug groups with strong Spanish connections

Spain’s first amputee pony dies, but her prosthesis will live on...

Koren Helbig tells the sad tale of Faith, from the Easy Horse Rescue Centre

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TRAVEL

A cliff on the coast of Bonifacio, at the southern end of Corsica.

A cliff on the coast of Bonifacio, at the southern end of Corsica. / iStock

How €900 can take you far

To celebrate its 900th issue, EL PAÍS’s ‘El Viajero’ supplement offers its southern European vacation picks for under a grand

Ten Spanish cities where the tapas are free and plentiful

As well as the tradition of free snacks, the crisis has prompted many venues to offer a little extra

Nineteen unmissable Spanish getaways for the New Year

From coal mines to mountain peaks, discover the destinations worth exploring in 2016

Verne in english

A group of Spaniards arrives in Venezuela in 1949.

A group of Spaniards arrives in Venezuela in 1949.

When Spaniards were the refugees

Many have drawn comparisons between Syrian refugee crisis and exodus in Spain’s 1936-39 Civil War

The sporting cyclist who refused to overtake his rival

Viral video shows cyclo-cross rider allowing opponent with flat tire to finish ahead of him in Cantabria race

Aged just nine months, my baby eats ‘cocido’

“Baby led weaning” is starting to catch on in Spain – albeit with the use of traditional Spanish dishes

MOST-READ ARTICLES

Zygmunt Bauman in Burgos.

Zygmunt Bauman in Burgos.

Zygmunt Bauman: “Social media are a trap”

An inspiration for Spain’s May 15 movement, the sociologist is skeptical about chances for change

Spain – A great place to live, a terrible place to work?

Spaniards are less productive and more stressed than their neighbors, while youngsters are heading abroad

The three Brazilian brides who are challenging the traditional family unit

A notary has “married” a trio of women in Río de Janeiro

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