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Portugal's general election comes amid corruption allegations and a far-right surge

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Portugal holds a general election Sunday amid allegations of corruption in the ruling socialist government.


Helicopter pilot killed in Spain is believed to be a Russian who defected to Ukraine

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

A man who was shot dead in Spain last week was believed to be a Russian helicopter pilot who defected to Ukraine because he was opposed to the war. Was Moscow involved in his death?


Amid a debate whether Spain should be part of the Latin Grammys, it hosted the event

Friday, November 17, 2023

The Latin Grammys took place Thursday night in Seville, Spain. It's the first time, the ceremony was held outside the United States.


Spain's Socialist Party forms coalition government with Catalan separatist parties

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Spain's prime minister Pedro Sanchez is securing a new term in office by pardoning Catalan separatists in exchange for their support.


Drought in Spain sends olive oil supply down and prices sky high

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

A two-year drought and record heat have cut Spain's olive crop in half, doubling olive oil prices. Climate change will continue to drive prices up.


A drought in Spain has cut production of olive oil and prices are rising

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

A two-year drought and record heat have cut Spain's olive crop in half — doubling olive oil prices. Climate change is expected to continue to drive prices up.


An unwanted kiss from a Spanish soccer official has sparked a movement

Friday, September 01, 2023

The unwanted kiss a Spanish soccer official planted on a female player after the team won the FIFA World Cup has galvanized Spain's "se acabo" feminist movement: "That's enough."


The rise of the far right in Spain is putting extra pressure on the upcoming election

Friday, July 21, 2023

Spain heads to the polls this weekend in what could be one of the most important elections in years. Spain is now run by a center-left government – but the rise of the far right has many worried.


In the South of Spain, residents use age-old wisdom to deal with extreme heat

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Consecutive heatwaves have ushered in summer in Spain.


There is a myth about mass migration to Europe. But some people do risk it all

Monday, February 20, 2023

The challenges facing Africa are real, but depending on who you talk to, the solution is either to risk it all for a better life in Europe or stay on the continent and fight for a better future there.


If there's a war against climate change, Saint-Louis is on the front line. And losing

Monday, February 13, 2023

The UNESCO World Heritage city of Saint-Louis is perched precariously between the Atlantic Ocean and the Senegal River. And it's on borrowed time.


When the seas rise in Senegal, so do the fortunes of far-right parties in Europe

Monday, February 06, 2023

Sweeping global trends are changing the world. As climate change heats up the planet and pushes people to migrate, far-right politicians see both a threat and an opportunity.


This activist fights for migrants' lives in murky international waters

Monday, January 02, 2023

Helena Maleno helps save the lives of people who try to cross the border into Europe from Africa. Her story highlights the fraught international relationships when it comes to migration.


Madrid students bring joy — and money — to people all over Spain

Thursday, December 22, 2022

The traditional Spanish Christmas Lottery happens every Dec. 22. Madrid students bring joy, and sometimes a lot of money, to people all over Spain. Its top prize is known as "El Gordo."


Argentines around the world celebrate the country's World Cup victory

Monday, December 19, 2022

Argentines around the world share what Argentina's victory at the 2022 FIFA World Cup means to them.


A far-right extremism expert on the conviction of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with far-right extremism expert Sam Jackson about the conviction of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes.


Encore: A migration journey involves whether to look back or not

Friday, November 25, 2022

Senior Producer Miguel Macias's migration journey to the United States from Spain in 2001 involves the interlocking struggles of whether to return one day and how to remain connected to his homeland.


How one man went from a migrant leaving Africa, to an elected official in Spain

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Serigne Mbaye's journey is parallel to the larger picture of how climate migration intersects with politics. Now, he is considered one of the most vocal politicians in Madrid for migrant rights.


These are the migrants who plant and pick the strawberries in your supermarket

Monday, November 21, 2022

If you've ever had strawberries, there is a good chance they were grown in a province in southern Spain called Huelva. The work of planting and picking usually falls on migrants, many from Africa.


The risks are high and the rewards low for the desperate manteros of Madrid

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Some Senegalese manteros spend years selling goods on the streets of Madrid and trying to avoid harassment from police as they wait for visas and work documents.