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Jailed ex-Balearics chief negotiating confession over royal corruption case

Jaume Matas seeks reduction in any future convictions in Nóos inquiry – which involves King Felipe’s sister Cristina and her husband Iñaki Urdangarin – and other investigations affecting him


Melilla Civil Guard chief investigated over deportations

NGOs claim that on-the-spot handovers of illegal African migrants violated existing agreements between Spain and Morocco


The man who made El Corte Inglés a symbol of modern Spain

The death of longtime chairman Isidoro Álvarez marks a key turning point for the department store chain

El Corte Inglés Chairman Isidoro Álvarez after last month's shareholders' meeting. / LUIS SEVILLANO

Isidoro Álvarez, head of Spanish retail giant El Corte Inglés, dies

The 79-year-old chairman of the department store chain had been admitted to hospital on Wednesday

Civil Guard destroys cache of 125 Spanish Civil War explosives

José Precedo Madrid

Teruel man had hoarded vast collection of grenades, mortars and other devices on his rural property


Spanish government unmoved by Catalonia separatist march

Secessionists should seek constitutional reform, not illegal vote, says Deputy PM Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría

Hundreds of thousands flood Barcelona to demand right to vote

“Today’s great turnout is a loud message that Madrid should listen to,” says regional premier Artur Mas

Civil Guard video of a high-speed boat chase

Civil Guard releases video of spectacular high-speed boat chase

Officers boarded yacht carrying drugs during incident in international waters near Melilla

A firefighting aircraft dumps water in Xàbia. / T. C.

Alicante wildfire brought under control on doorstep of Xàbia harbor

Ferran Bono / Guillermo Hildebrandt Jávea / Valencia

Firefighters are still struggling to put out a blaze that has already ravaged the natural park of Montgó

Less than 30 percent of Madrid’s garbage is being recycled

Luis Meyer Madrid 1

Improper separation of waste means the regional government is still a long way from meeting EU targets for 2020

Dolores is learning how to read and write aged 68. / Á. L.

Spain’s silent history of illiteracy

Ángeles Lucas Seville

More than 730,000 adults in Spain can’t read or write, most of them older women, migrants or Roma

Reina Sofía museum says it can’t continue with current budget

Modern art gallery unveils new season’s program and appoints foundation chief to find alternative revenue streams

Hip Cádiz beach bar served as front for drug-trafficking ring

Soldiers, a civil guard and an ex-councilor arrested in operation centering on nightspot that was magnet for celebrities

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Visitors inside the replica of the Altamira cave in Cantabria. / REUTERS

Altamira cave to extend restricted visits for six more months

Impact of experimental visitor program on prehistoric paintings at World Heritage Site has been minimal, say scientists

Madrid’s secret bike racers

Groups of adrenalin-thirsty cyclists are holding illegal ‘alleycat’ races around the Spanish capital. Competitors reach speeds of up to 60km/h

This week’s movie releases

Nick Funnell Madrid

Richard Linklater’s masterful ‘Boyhood’ charts one youngster’s path from first grade to manhood

Pointless patriotism

The Scottish and Catalan independence debates should be less about nationalism and more about change, says Scotland- born Barcelona resident Ben Cardew


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Mexican economy will take off in 2015, says government

Many experts view Peña Nieto administration’s forecast of 3.7% GDP growth as conservative

Chile’s Bachelet to revoke dictatorship amnesty law

Human rights groups celebrate president's decision but conservatives say it will only reopen old wounds

Silva loses ground as Rousseff gains momentum in Brazilian voter polls

Socialist candidate's flip-flopping has helped boost president’s popularity

Venezuela teeters on the verge of default

Investors and experts question the country’s ability to meet its $6 billion sovereign debt obligations

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