Argentinean lawmakers approve controversial judicial reform bills

Thousands protest outside Congress over plan to “democratize” the judiciary

Alfredo Guevara, key figure in Cuban film and Castro comrade

Founder of revolutionary cinema institute dies at age of 87

This week’s movie releases

Robert Downey, Jr meets The Mandarin in Iron Man 3 Javier Cámara and Candela Peña reunite in Isabel Coixet’s intense new drama

Racing for the box office

Set in the world of illegal car races, ‘Combustión’ is a slickly commercial thriller


Pact for Mexico crisis is far from over, says Peña Nieto’s chief of staff

Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong tells EL PAÍS that PRI will continue to work with opposition


Confrontation in Caracas

Maduro must clear up doubts about the legitimacy of Venezuela’s presidential elections

The Colombian Senate says no to gay marriage bill

During passionate and aggressive speeches, lawmakers used religious and legal arguments


Mannschaft against boys

Bundesliga provides Spain with a wake-up call in Champions League semis


Capriles directly accuses Maduro of stealing the Venezuelan elections

Government orders TV and radio stations not to carry opposition leader’s address


Spanish tax office starts monitoring The Rock around the clock

Authorities to keep a closer eye on the British territory of Gibraltar


Money talks, but the ruble roars

Alicante's sluggish real estate market is finding salvation in Russian investors Local business community realizes it has a potential goldmine on its hands

A poet's life left behind shutters

José Ángel Valente's Almería residence is yet to be turned into a cultural center


Just for the record

No one seems to have mentioned that Cervantes Prize-winner José Manuel Caballero Bonald once ran a record company - and it was one of the best in Spain

Electoral reform

PP wants open-list electoral system for Madrid

Ruling party proposes first-past-the post representation with proportional top-up system


Santander’s earnings fall as margins weaken

Net income declined 26 percent to 1.2 billion euros in first quarter


Judge fires Pescanova chairman amid insider-trading suspicions

Security supervisor to take over the reins of the stricken seafood-processing company


Unemployment in Spain passes six-million mark for the first time

Jobless rate moves above 27 percent despite slowing recession Homes in which nobody has work increase to almost two million