Roberto Polo is not easily defined. The owner of a vast art collection, some of which is being shipped to Toledo and Cuenca, he was friends with artists, bankers and celebrities in 1980s New York. He also did jail time, had a close call with death, and was born again. This larger-than-life character has a motto: "Only mediocre men never have problems"
The writer and journalist suffered terrible injuries after the attack before returning to ‘normal life’, which is, of course, far from ‘normal’
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States is a leftist politician whose defense of democracy has made him a pariah with the apologists of South America’s authoritarian regimes
The Spanish weightlifting champion has spent years being pipped at the post by rivals on performance-enhancing drugs. But a crusade in 2016 retrospectively disqualified a number of athletes and today, she boasts Olympic gold, silver and bronze
Between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, tens of thousands of Spaniards migrated to the US. James D. Fernández, a descendant of such migrants, has spent the last 10 years compiling the experiences of these pioneers
One of the world’s most influential living thinkers offers his view on the most pressing issues of our time, including nationalism, immigration, the internet and Europe
Spain’s epicenter of influence lies just five minutes from Madrid. With the sole purpose of supporting the country’s leader, this miniature city is accessible to only a few. Here is how it works
With his new book, ‘The Call of the Tribe,’ the Nobel Laureate promotes liberal thought and pays tribute to seven authors who embrace it
Cranfranc in Huesca was a key transit point during the Second World War. Now almost half a century since it closed, there are signs it will be revived
The Bermejo brothers’ Pico Pao creations can now be found in fancy store displays across the globe
Forty years ago, Spanish wine was precisely nowhere on the global map. Now, it has almost legendary status among connoisseurs the world over. This is the story of how this change came about.
Javier León was studying to be a naval engineer, but he steered off course when he discovered videogames. He is now a major player in world of 3D animation
There are no female figures of note in this male-dominated scene, but both foreign and Spanish players are starting to break down the stereotypes and inspire the next generation of girls to enter this hallowed domain
Antonia Santiago Amador, also known as ‘La Chana,’ cast a spell over Salvador Dalí, Peter Sellers and Maya Plisétskaya. Few knew about her life of abuse behind the scenes
A Harvard lecturer is one of the main urban renewal architects in the Colombian city as the country builds a fragile peace
Could we live to 140? 1,000? Is there a limit? Scientific research into extending the human lifespan is being backed by Silicon Valley giants such as Google and Facebook
Success has condemned the Italian writer to a life of confinement and legions of “haters.” But the man who exposed the Neapolitan Camorra in his book ‘Gomorrah’ continues to take revenge with his pen
We explore a city that combines faded splendor with a dynamic entrepreneurial culture, and is now undergoing an unprecedented revival
Isabel Carrasco, head of the León Provincial Authority and leader of the local branch of Spain’s Popular Party, was shot in broad daylight in 2014.
From Mallorca to Barcelona, holidaymakers are increasingly being seen as invaders; tourism-phobia is now a reality
In a part of Cádiz province known as Campo de Gibraltar, the battle for control of the drug trade is increasingly violent.
This is the story of the construction of one of the biggest passenger ships in Europe, and a portrait of a thriving industry – albeit one that is facing more and more criticism
In Spain, companies like Google Facebook, LinkedIn, Siemens, IBM and Microsoft are all run by women. This is no coincidence...
The Perdón wind farm in Navarre is the birthplace of an industry in which the country has played a pioneering role
It took effort and ingenuity to work around the strict guidelines set by National Catholicism under Franco, but these women managed to blaze a trail in the history of sports in Spain