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FRANCOIST CRIMES

UN gives Spain 90 days to explain how it will help Franco’s victims

Expert group’s recommendations, which include creating a truth commission and increasing financial aid, are not binding

RAIL STOPPAGE

First day of Spanish train strike unfolds without major incident

Workers call 46-hour stoppage on key vacation travel days to protest staff shortages

REFERENDUM ROW

PM and Catalan premier fail to reach consensus on self-rule vote

But Mariano Rajoy and Artur Mas do find possible common ground on economic issues in Madrid meeting. “Today was not the end of anything, and that in itself is positive,” says Mas

ECONOMIC GROWTH

Spanish economy expanded 0.6% between April and June

Preliminary data by National Statistics Institute suggests sustained GDP growth over the last year

After five years, judge wraps up first portion of huge Gürtel graft probe

The High Court’s Pablo Ruz closes part of bribes-for-contracts investigation to speed up proceedings. Three former PP treasurers among 45 suspects facing trial

ROCK OF CONTENTION

Spain to give workers fast-track access across Gibraltar border

Both Spaniards and Gibraltarians may apply, although in practice the measure mostly benefits Spanish commuters

A scene from season four of ‘Game of Thrones.’

Two arrested in Ibiza over
‘Game of Thrones’ phone scam

Victims were persuaded to call a premium rate number to learn about how to audition for the hit HBO show, whose new season is to be partly shot in Spain

Animal rights groups offer rewards for reporting abuse

Scheme has so far uncovered two serious cases of mistreatment in Murcia. Activists say the Spanish government is not doing enough to pursue wrongdoers

Ex-Catalan leader Pujol resigns privileges after tax haven confession

Miquel Noguer Barcelona 2

Current regional premier Artur Mas says revelations from the man who forged contemporary nationalism in Catalonia will not hinder pro-independence drive

Pujol’s son summoned before High Court over business deals

Jordi Pujol Ferrusola and his wife will have to answer questions regarding the origin of their fortune on September 15

AIR TRAGEDY

France says pilots of crashed Swiftair flight asked to turn back

French authorities warn data on second flight recorder of Spanish-owned plane that crashed in Sahara may be illegible

Swiftair: a modest Spanish airline

The Madrid HQ of the owner of the plane that crashed over Mali has become place of mourning

A ride at Terra Mítica, outside Benidorm. / adriano a.

Terra Mítica: a forgotten fiasco

The investigation into the theme park, the first major corruption case in the Valencia region, is drawing to a close

Ex-Balearics leader enters prison

Andreu Manresa Palma de Mallorca

Jaume Matas becomes second ex-minister in Spanish democratic history to do jail time after his amnesty request was refused

renewing the monarchy

Felipe VI bars Spanish royals from working in private sector

Spain’s new king introduces measures to increase transparency and prevent scandals of the kind that has ensnared his sister, Cristina de Borbón

CHANGEOVER IN THE PSOE

New Socialist leader out to attract Spain’s angry and disaffected voters

Pedro Sánchez is ratified as the party’s new secretary general and reaches out to those who want to “change things without populism”

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EDITOR’S PICK

A drawing of one of the nine prison ships by Adolfo Valderas.

The horrors of Cádiz’s floating jails

Nine prison ships set up in the city's bay after the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar held French war prisoners in appalling conditions

SUMMER MATH CHALLENGE

Grid numbers

EL PAÍS, in partnership with the Royal Spanish Mathematical Society, presents the first of its summer math challenges

Gypsy fiestas change their tune

Traditional flamenco is giving way to other styles at Roma celebrations

CINEMA

This week’s movie releases

DreamWorks delivers fire-breathing fun in ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2,’ while Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo make beautiful music in ‘Begin Again’

It’s Barcelona Parklife — and you’re all invited

There is only one place to go to get to the heart of life in the Catalan capital, argues Ben Cardew: Parc de la Ciutadella

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LATIN AMERICA

Argentina in selective default, says ratings agency

No deal reached between “vulture funds” and government, but Argentinean private banks could still save the day

Video links politicians to the Mexican narcotics trade

Paula Chouza Mexico City

Recording shows son of ex-governor of Michoacán meeting with drug boss

“Military force is never justifiable when talking about children”

Mexico’s foreign minister and California’s governor address the border crisis

Who killed 13-year-old José Luis Tehuatle?

The death of a boy at a demonstration in a Mexican town is pitting the regional government against the people

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