Jennifer O'Mahony

The World

Bio: Jennifer O’Mahony is a Madrid-based journalist who previously lived and worked in Senegal and Hong Kong.

A man walks through a plaza during the day

Will car-obsessed Madrid join Europe’s biking and walking trend? 

Lifestyle & Belief

As several cities welcome record numbers of cyclists, Madrid lags far behind the walking and biking trend. Activists are trying to change that with an anti-car movement.

Leandro Gutierrez, a 22-year-old Colombian, takes on a bull using the classic red cape.

Bullfighting has reached a crisis point in Spain

Two protesters hold signs with anti-racist messages

From Minneapolis to Madrid, racial profiling and police harassment cost lives

A woman wearing a protective face mask runs in Madrid Rio park, during the hours allowed for individual exercise.

Madrid residents are restless for green space during city park closures

José Valdes takes his twin daughters out for a walk in Madrid on the day Spain lifts restrictions on children outdoors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Kids in Spain venture outside for the first time in weeks as lockdown gradually eases up

Two nurses hug each other

Madrid’s health system under duress as ice rink turns into morgue


In Spain, one in seven cases of the coronavirus is a health worker. Without sufficient protective gear, those on the frontlines feel abandoned by the government and hospital authorities.

El Palace Hotel in the sunlight in Barcelona

Under lockdown in Spain, hotels transform into field hospitals


With Spain’s public health system buckling under the pressure of COVID-19, the private sector is expected to step up and help. 

Miguel Henrique Otero, editor and president of El Nacional, one of Venezuela's main national newspapers, walks past paper rolls at the newspaper's building in Caracas on April 11, 2014. Since 2015 he has lived in self-imposed exile in Madrid, Spain.

This Venezuelan newspaper editor is fighting to keep publishing — from Spain

More than four million Venezuelans have fled their country’s economic and political crisis in the last five years, most to neighboring nations such as Colombia. But some, including newspaper editor Miguel Henrique Otero, have regrouped in the country’s former colonial power across the Atlantic.