transport

Madrid Metro to close 24 stations for rail system upgrade work this summer

Work will affect around 80,000 passengers, who will be provided with alternative services

latin america

Bolivia to present arguments in ocean outlet lawsuit against Chile

Morales tells incoming Chilean President Michelle Bachelet there is still time for dialogue

HEALTHCARE

Madrid hospital staff shortages causing operations to be canceled

One patient's surgery was postponed due to the lack of an available anesthetist Health service has lost 53,000 personnel in last two years

Madrid town that built network of illegal tunnels faces one-million-euro fine

Navalcarnero claims cellars are 350 years old, but experts say they are no older than a decade

The underground city that’s damaging a town

Work to create a network of cellars in Navalcarnero has raised the ire of the public and the opposition, due to cracks and subsidence above ground

SOCIAL UNREST

Thousands join protestors from all over Spain on “Dignity March”

Demonstrators had traveled from their home regions to call for an end to social spending cuts

latin america

Venezuela admits law enforcement used excessive force during protests

Prosecutor’s office says it is carrying out around 60 internal investigations into complaints

TELEVISION

Spanish TV networks criticized for keeping children up past their bedtime

Kid’s version of ‘The Voice’ talent show is shown midweek between 10pm and 1.25am

Madrid Barajas Airport to be renamed in honor of former PM Suárez

Ministry agrees to government request after death of man considered father of Spanish democracy

death of the FATHER OF SPANISH DEMOCRACY

Political heavyweights pay tribute to former Prime Minister Adolfo Suárez

Spain's leaders from democratic era join royal family at Congress, where the politician's body lies

Editorials

A man of consensus

The death of Adolfo Suárez has robbed Spain of a politician who understood better than most the importance of cross-party pacts to address major crises

SOCIAL UNREST

Police call for resignations after “Dignity March” descends into violence

Protests ended with 24 arrests and 101 injured, including 69 officers Union hits out at “mistakes made by the leadership and poor decision making”