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More than half of kids living with single mothers at poverty risk

Save the Children report calls for urgent measures to help such families in Spain. A lack of employment is one of the key issues

Latin America

Strike threatens to leave Venezuela with a beer shortage

Small pro-government union calls for work-stoppages at country’s biggest brewer


Both Facebook Spain and Twitter Spain have seen revenue rises. / C. R.

Spanish operations of Facebook and Twitter made just €7m in 2014

Affiliates in the country using tax avoidance methods to declare low revenues, a practice that the EU is trying to stamp out


Catalan separatist drive loses steam ahead of regional race, poll finds

Miquel Noguer / El País Barcelona

Catalonia government survey says 58.1% of respondents would cast vote in September 27 election with crisis in mind

Latin America

Why Colombia’s first euthanasia was stopped with 15 minutes to go

Javier Lafuente Bogotá

Doubting doctors have now approved procedure for 79-year-old terminal cancer patient they canceled last week


The origin of the LGBT rainbow flag

As Spain celebrates a decade of same-sex marriages, discover where the global symbol of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement came from and what it means in this infographic

The wedding of Socialist Jaume Collboni (l) and TV producer Óscar Cornejo.

A decade on, same-sex weddings make up 2% of total in Spain

More than 30,000 gay and lesbian couples have married since landmark legislation was passed in 2005, says statistics institute


Spanish heatwave to continue until mid-July, say weather experts

Isabel Cuesta Madrid

National Meteorological Agency warns Madrid will be “so hot it’s scary” as temperatures surpass 40ºC

Spain braces for a new week-long heatwave beginning Friday

Twenty-seven provinces on alert for high temperatures. World bodies call for improved early warning system

Political corruption

PP’s illegal financing goes back to founding, claims ex-treasurer

Luis Bárcenas tells court that all top party leaders – including prime ministers Rajoy and Aznar – knew about the irregular donations scheme


Madrid's Plaza Mayor could change its look significantly in the coming years. / S. S.

Plaza Mayor: No longer just a place for a relaxing ‘cafe con leche’

Local businesses are calling on City Hall to completely revamp the landmark site in time for its 400th anniversary in 2017


Live sex show at Buenos Aires university sparks scandal

Alejandro Rebossio Buenos Aires

School authorities investigating why ‘post-porn’ exhibition was held in an open public lobby


Barcelona mayor suspends granting of new hotel licenses

Clara Blanchar Barcelona

New leftist leader Ada Colau hopes one-year suspension on accommodation will create a balance between industry growth and quality of life for locals


Court shelves case against Madrid councilor over offensive tweets

City Hall praises “common sense” of decision in probe into ETA and Holocaust jokes posted by Ahora Madrid’s Guillermo Zapata

Is Donald Trump the world’s most hated man right now?

Macy’s department store joins boycott to cut ties with Republican contender for remarks about Mexicans

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The ‘Chupinazo’ gets underway on Monday. / Andres Kudacki (AP)

Rev your engines – it’s time for the Running of the Bulls

An insider’s guide to the best and the lesser-known options for a good time in Pamplona – whether you run or not

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Spain’s rockers rally to pay genius guitarist’s tuition

Fundraising started after impromptu concert in Madrid guitar store by seventeen-year-old Pedro González

Rajoy takes Sarkozy for lunch, a new meme is born

Rajoy’s choice of venue for his meal with the French ex-leader sends users of the micro-blogging site rushing to Photoshop

The case of the senior skater

When TV show ‘El Hormiguero’ disguised one of Spain’s best skaters as a grandpa, chaos ensued at a Madrid skatepark

Why Catalonia’s pioneering anti-homophobia legislation needs more support

Angus McNeice meets the gay activist who helped make the landmark law a reality


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“Brando was a pussycat”

Photographer Steve Schapiro’s work took him to the set of ‘Taxi Driver’ and Martin Luther King’s hotel room, as a new show in Zaragoza attests

The best of Granada’s free tapas

The Andalusian city is famed for the Alhambra but is just as well known for the delicacies handed out with every drink

Why the heat puts us in a bad mood

Scientific research points to links between hot weather and irritability, anxiety, mood swings, and even wars

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