After the controversy, the movie…

Venezuela's ‘Pelo malo,’ winner of the Golden Shell at San Sebastián last year, arrives in theaters The movie has kicked up a major row between Chávez supporters and their opponents


Regulator to start sending “spies” to check up on banks

“Mystery shopping” will determine whether financial products are being sold to customers fairly

latin america

Leftist contender declared winner in Salvadoran presidential runoff race

Conservative Arena supporters organize violent protests in the Central American nation


Port Aventura to invest 100 million euros in a Ferrari-themed area

Catalan project will be world’s second theme park devoted to the car maker after Abu Dhabi

Did Gallardón already grant pardons to corrupt politicians?

Justice minister claims government has not, and will not, let convicted colleagues off

latin america

Argentina’s president planning proposal to regulate street protests

Demonstrators throw man off bridge after he tries to get through a roadblock


Jazztel customers left without cellphone service for 12 hours

Outage, which affected calls and internet access, most serious seen in Spain since 2003


This week’s movie releases

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey plays a cowboy AIDS patient in 'Dallas Buyers Club' Kate Winslet and son take in escaped convict Josh Brolin for 'Labor Day'


Justice minister closes door on pardons for convicted corrupt politicians

Decision by Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón is likely to see former Balearic regional premier start jail term

High-speed rail beats out air travel for the first time

Airlines experience 28 straight months of decline due to higher taxes and fewer routes

Latin America

Mexico’s “disappeared” children

A 15-year-old girl's reappearance could be the key to uncovering more about a secret sect


Finance minister announces increased tax receipts for early 2014

But Cristóbal Montoro refuses to reveal last year’s deficit figure

latin america

Maduro promises “drastic measures” to quell Venezuelan unrest

Death toll rises to 25 after three more killings during anti-government demonstrations


Barcelona players turn yellow

Neymar, Lionel Messi, Xavi and Andrés Iniesta to appear on 'The Simpsons'