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LOCAL AND REGIONAL ELECTIONS 2015

Authorities ban Madrid ‘Indignados’ march planned for Saturday

El País Madrid

Government delegate warns that it violates legal “reflection day” before Sunday elections and that law enforcement agencies will act “proportionately to whatever unfolds”

“On May 25, people will see that there will be no apocalypse”

Francesco Manetto Palma de Mallorca

Íñigo Errejón, the second-in-command at Podemos, believes that “change is irreversible” in Spain

Ciudadanos, Podemos may reach deals with Socialists after elections

Francesco Manetto / Juan José Mateo Madrid / Palma de Mallorca

Fragmentation of vote in Sunday’s local and regional polls will likely require negotiations between old and new parties, but nobody seems willing to work with PP

EFFECTS OF THE CRISIS

Are you rich, poor or average? Calculate your share of the pie

An application launched by the OECD lets you compare your income levels with those of the rest of the population

Inequality between rich and poor has hit record highs, OECD warns

Carlos Yárnoz París 2

In Spain, 18% of the population lives below the poverty line, twice as many as before the crisis, according to a new report

Muslim women praying outside the Great Mosque in Mecca. / AFP

“In Saudi, you need a man”

Female engineers working on a Spanish-led project to build the Riyadh subway reveal what life is like for them in the Middle Eastern country

Adou's parents in an interview with Efe news agency. / Carlos de Saá (EFE)

Spain grants ‘Suitcase Boy’ temporary residency permit

El País / EFE Madrid

Child from Ivory Coast may soon be reunited with his mother in Fuerteventura after being found by Ceuta border agents on May 7

Lucía and Hugo: the most popular baby names in Spain

Jaime Prats Valencia

But classics such as José and María continue to top the charts for the population as a whole, according to newly released 2013 figures

A man checks his cellphone as a young woman walks by. / Santi Burgos

The anti-social networks

Spanish authorities say Twitter is not doing nearly enough to help locate users who stalk or harass others

Passengers at Barcelona’s main Sants station. / ALBERT GARCIA

Barcelona rail services brought to a standstill after control center failure

El País / Dani Cordero Barcelona

Services returning to normal after IT fault affects 80,000 passengers. Two incidents last month also saw disruption

ECONOMY

Depreciation of euro helps Spanish exports hit record high in March

Sales to foreign markets surpass €23 billion for first time as trade deficit drops to €890 million. State secretary says improved competitiveness also played role

BUSINESS

Ryanair claws back passenger traffic

Irish low-cost carrier makes up for decline in Spain in 2014 with strong growth in first four months of year

Iberia to launch flight auction site

Move marks fresh attempt by airline to sell tickets through online bidding after failure of first project two years ago

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EDITOR’S PICK

Emilia Clarke in ‘Game of Thrones.’

After Seville and Osuna, ‘Game of Thrones’ eyes Girona for season six

But HBO is yet to confirm news that it will be filming in the Catalan city, after TV firm chief made revelation in a radio interview

A river of drugs

Andalusian waterway Guadalquivir is one of the main entry points for Moroccan hashish into Spain, and security forces are struggling to keep up

A 15-year quest to do a good deed

Bureaucratic hurdles saw a businessman have to wait over a decade before he could make a €14m gift to the city of Seville

CINEMA

This week’s movie releases

El País Madrid

Sean Penn and Javier Bardem star in Barcelona-shot thriller ‘The Gunman’ as ’80s horror classic ‘Poltergeist’ comes back to haunt us in a new reboot

Spanish toes, linguistic woes

Ben Cardew risks his relationship with his Spanish girlfriend as the two enter into a war of words – ones that exist in one language, but not the other

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LATIN AMERICA

Rising star from Chávez era among suspects in US drug probe

DEA investigators believe Aragua state governor was paid off by a narco kingpin

Colombian leader replaces defense chief to speed up FARC peace talks

Minister will switch roles with current US ambassador to Washington

Six-year-old’s brutal murder at hands of other children shocks Mexico

Torture and killing of boy rallies Mexicans to demand end to rampant impunity

Mexico’s human rights prosecutor resigns in midst of political storm

Questions over government's inquiry into Iguala massacre costs official her job

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