EDITORIAL

Merkel III

If the Social Democrats replace the liberals, there will be no major shift in government policy

LEGAL SYSTEM

Penal code changes call for strict penalties for public corruption and inciting disorder

Stiffer jail sentences will be handed down to elected officials convicted of embezzlement

ROYAL'S HEALTH

King to undergo more surgery to treat infected artificial hip

Monarch will need eight weeks to six months to recover Doctors stress that this kind of condition is “normal” with such a prosthesis

LATIN AMERICA

Prison violence in Venezuela spins out of control, leaving government helpless

The Maduro administration cannot regain authority of the nation’s penitentiary system

Time for some answers

Mexico is asking itself what failure could have caused the floods to turn into a catastrophe of such magnitude

LATIN AMERICA

Caricom nations to seek reparations from Europe over colonial slave trade

Regional bloc will ask for compensation in terms of economic aid and investment

a better life abroad?

Sheltering in the States

Crisis-hit Spaniards are increasingly finding that America is still the land of opportunity But only the well prepared will find all that they desire

arts

Elephant on parade

José Saramago street spectacular packs trunk for Madrid

ARMED FORCES

Soldier who filed sexual harassment report faces disciplinary measures

Defense Ministry admits 62 similar complaints made since 2003

opinion

Multipolarity

Moscow and Washington used to share a world hegemony called bipolarity. But lately, lacking one of the two Atlases that sustained it, the system has become inherently unstable

POLITICAL CORRUPTION

Bárcenas judge sees possible crime in hard disks' destruction

Popular Party had argued that the wiping of the drives is standard practice