He studied journalism in Madrid and Barcelona. It was in 1975 that he began his career at La Vanguardia, where two years later he was promoted to head of research. He co-founded the publication’s Research Team, where he was editor-in-chief until its dissolution in 2003.
He is the author of hundreds of reports and information of great international impact, such as the investigative reports that uncovered the presence of the Mafia in Spain. In 1994, he published the book Guía de la corrupción, co-written with Jordi Bordas and Santiago Tarín. In the Terrorism section of La Vanguardia, he uncovered the presence of Al Qaeda sleeper cells in Spain.
He is the driving force behind the journalistic investigation of the Spanish disappeared during the military dictatorships in Argentina and Chile, which earned him the Human Rights Award 2000. In 2005, he began a new line of research related to Francoism. In 2009, he received the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation Award for uncovering unknown links between Franco’s regime and the Holocaust.
He is the author of several essays and novels (La cosa nuestra, La guerra ignorada, Los secretos del franquismo, El franquismo, cómplice del holocausto (y otros episodios desconocidos de la Dictadura)…), and has taught investigative journalism at several universities.