MISTAKEN PARDONS

Man awaiting trial included on bungled Morocco pardon list

Spanish-Moroccan drug-trafficking suspect freed along with notorious pedophile Galván

TRANSPORT

Madrid's pirate cabbies

The capital's taxi owners are fed up with unlicensed drivers taking their custom Some of them aren't afraid to get violent with repeat offenders

This week’s movie releases

Guillermo del Toro gets back in the director's chair to oversee monster epic Pacific Rim

LATIN AMERICA

US formally asks Cuba for “credible” inquiry into dissident’s death

Spanish driver of vehicle in which Payá was killed confesses that someone ran him off road

LATIN AMERICA

Venezuelan Supreme Court kills Capriles’ challenge to April’s election results

Capriles announces he will take fight to international forums after his legal options run out Justices rule that complainants did not explain what type of voting irregularities took place

EDITORAL

Turkey and Ergenekon

The murkier aspects of the long trial against coup plotters have changed the political scene

Equality

Valladolid appoints Spain’s first Down Syndrome councillor

Ángela Bachiller joins city council in first for disabled people in Spain Only the UK is also known to have voted in a politician with Down Syndrome

Brain drain

“Spain trains us only for other countries to reap the rewards” — cuts lead to brain drain

DNA expert among researchers searching for work abroad as funding for R&D dries up

OPINION

Colombia: now or never

High Commissioner for Peace Sergio Jaramillo thinks that the stars are auspiciously aligned for a breakthrough

BUSINESS

Record numbers of firms call in receivers in first half of year

A lack of credit may explain why some seemingly viable companies end up going under

Benefit fraud

Whistleblowing anti-fraud mailbox dubbed “Stalinist” by labor unions

New website which allows public to "shop a benefit cheat" met with anger

Culture

Anal sex and other beliefs

Isabelle Stoffel takes her hit monologue 'The Surrender' from Madrid to Edinburgh

TRAGEDY IN GALICIA

Spanish rail operators pledge to boost safety following crash

Adif and Renfe reiterate commitment to reviewing procedures in a parliamentary hearing on Santiago accident that killed 79

LATIN AMERICA

Mexico City mayor’s marijuana legalization bill ignites national debate

Leftist party behind proposal remains divided over the issue