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Gürtel trial prosecutors accuse defense of using “delaying tactics”

Ignacio Zafra Valencia

A dozen businessmen and former Valencia officials spend second day in courtroom, as investigation into massive kickbacks-for-contracts scheme enters final phase


Mother who was to send underage twins to Syria to fight jailed by judge

Move comes after arrest of entire family by Civil Guard in Badalona on Tuesday. A brother of the two 16-year-olds died last year fighting alongside a jihadist group


Alcohol, razor blades and perfume: What tops the shoplifters’ wish list

El País Madrid

Industry says organized gangs, not starving individuals, are behind most thefts. Supermarket chiefs support tougher new legislation that will see such stealing subject to greater penalties

The A-3 motorway near Rivas-Vaciamadrid during the Easter holidays. / Juanjo Martin (EFE)

Easter holiday: authorities issue tips on when to avoid road travel

Higher traffic volumes are expected at specific times between Wednesday and Monday, depending on the region


Government does U-turn on healthcare access for immigrants

EFE Madrid

Change to legislation in 2012 meant anyone without proper residency papers in Spain could not enjoy primary care

Ride-sharing firm Uber files EC complaint over ban in Spain

Company claims that court order to cease operations in country is aimed at “protecting the monopoly of taxis.” The European Commission is yet to decide whether the app-based service falls into the transport or technology sector

Five domestic abuse deaths in Iberian peninsula in just one day

El País Madrid

An entire family was found dead in their home in Gibraltar with stab wounds


Politicians scramble for photo opportunities ahead of elections

But the flurry of ribbon-cutting is coming to an end, as voting legislation prohibits any more inaugurations before May 24


What now for Spain’s public broadcaster?

Joseba Elola Madrid

Mounting debts, accusations of political interference, falling audience share… RTVE needs urgent attention

Just 14 of Spain’s 48 national airports are turning a profit

The stock market flotation of public body AENA has forced it to become more transparent in its accounts, revealing multi-million losses from many installations

Ainhoa Valdés (left) and Irene García have to report to prison on Wednesday. / Á. G.

Two women fight to avoid jail over seven-year-old credit card crime

Pair facing two-year sentences for spending €857 at El Corte Inglés with a stolen Visa, but now lead lawful lives, have jobs and a child

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José Vargas with one of the Japanese flutes he makes in Madrid. / Á. G.

Japanese flutes ‘made in Spain’

Spanish guitarist José Vargas has learned to make his own ‘shakihachi,’ and plans to adapt them to flamenco music

The Jesuit school that’s shaking up the system

Team work, interdisciplinary classes and no exams: an experiment in Catalonia could be the start of a teaching revolution

The Spanish Siberia

Molina-Alto Tajo in Guadalajara province has a population density even lower than that of the Russian region


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Cuba and US prepare ground for human rights discussions

Silvia Ayuso Washington

Havana will raise concerns about recent rash of police brutality cases in America

Morales faces voter rebellion from his own tribe

Bolivian leader pledges to work with opposition leaders who won strongholds

Strike paralyzes Argentina four months before primaries

Alejandro Rebossio Buenos Aires

Unions that support government also join work-stoppage over employee taxes

Mexico City cabbies come to blows with Uber driver

Sonia Corona Mexico City

Angry taxi owners used baseball bats to attack vehicle with passenger still inside

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