21 noviembre 2014
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Operation Púnica

Targets in Púnica graft probe enjoyed lavish hunting trips

Joaquín Gil Madrid

Construction firm under scrutiny in corruption investigation took Popular Party politicians, including ex-top Madrid official Francisco Granados, on upscale shooting weekends

INDEPENDENCE BID

Attorney general files charges against Catalan leaders over vote

Premier Artur Mas and two aides accused of disobedience, misusing public funds, breach of public duties and usurpation of powers over holding of independence poll

The funeral ceremony for the Duchess of Alba in Seville Cathedral. / Laura Leon (AP)

Duchess of Alba “was noble by birth and very noble of heart”

Spanish aristocrat’s funeral service at Seville Cathedral draws 3,000 mourners, including royals and politicians

Duchess of Alba dies aged 88

Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva passes away in Seville. A society figure who often challenged convention, she married for the third time just three years ago

New Ebola risk case flown back to Spain from Mali

Volunteer physician for Doctors Without Borders has not been confirmed as having contracted virus but was exposed to a high-risk situation, government says

The Civil Guard sets up a barrier to keep out onlookers at Alcalá de Guadaíra penitentiary. / P. García (EFE)

Singer and socialite Isabel Pantoja reports to Seville penitentiary

Esperanza Codina / El País Málaga / Seville

The queen of ‘copla’ will serve two years for laundering Marbella mayor’s money and faces a fine of €1.14 million

Singer Isabel Pantoja to serve jail time after appeals fail

Veteran Spanish star told to report to prison within three days to begin two-year term for money-laundering

CRIMES IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Granada priests suspected of pedophilia acted like a sect

Members of the group allegedly brainwashed victims into thinking that brutal sex with them was not a sin

ROCK OF CONTENTION

Lines of cars waiting to get out of Gibraltar. / Andrés Carrasco

Gibraltar airs EU advice to Spain over constant border delays

Brussels expresses concern over “lack of progress” by Madrid in improving daily gridlock at La Verja since inspectors' first visit

FORMULA 1

Vettel (l) and Alonso during a press conference. / ALBERT GEA (REUTERS)

Ferrari confirms: Sebastian Vettel in, Fernando Alonso out

Italian team announces worst-kept secret in F1: that the Spaniard is to make way for the German triple world champion next season

INTERNATIONAL

Israel criticizes Spain’s “yes” vote to recognize Palestinian state

Agencies / El País Madrid

Declaration “only pushes away further the chances of reaching an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians,” statement reads

Deputies give near unanimous support for Palestinian proposal

PP, Socialists had negotiated non-binding vote to recognize state

POLITICS

PM tells opposition to “get serious” and detail plans for federal state

Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez says his alternative model would help resolve the issue of the Catalan independence drive

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EDITOR’S PICK

Abigail Frías (Abi Power) and Kevin Prieto (LokOfLucky) in their home. / L. S.

The rise of Spain’s YouTubers

Young online video-makers are attracting millions of viewers and giving Spanish TV networks a run for their money

Spain’s invisible drug problem

Although illegal substance abuse is no longer seen as a danger, experts warn it has become overly accepted: “We’re sitting on a time bomb”

New Michelin Guide prizes Madrid’s culinary verve

All Spain’s three-star restaurants retain their top status for 2015 as five of capital’s eateries join select list for the first time

CINEMA

This week’s movie releases

El País Madrid

‘Mockingjay – Part 1’ marks the beginning of the end for the hit ‘Hunger Games’ saga as Ken Loach bows out with ‘Jimmy’s Hall’

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LATIN AMERICA

Mexicans say “enough is enough” at huge protest rally

Tens of thousands from all walks of life call for changes to prevent a repeat of Iguala missing students case

Venezuela’s Maduro creates major anti-corruption body

The president’s new organization will have the power to investigate and sanction corrupt individuals

Colombia and FARC negotiate hostage release to unblock stalled peace talks

Army general and four others due for imminent release, say guarantors

Mexico’s First Lady to sell her controversial luxury home

Former soap star Angélica Rivera defends President Peña Nieto’s “integrity” and denies any conflict of interest

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