social unrest

Madrid Mayor Ana Botella calls for ban on downtown protests

Violent incidents at “Dignity March” prompt demands for action against events in capital

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Mexico becomes a global leader in car manufacturing

Projections show assembly plants turning out more four million vehicles by 2018

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TELEVISION

Supreme Court rules against regional TV channel Telemadrid’s layoff plan

Decision will guarantee survival of public station, but sacked workers will not be rehired Regional government will have to increase compensation payouts for more than 800 people

COMEDY

Comedian Eddie Izzard to perform intimate Madrid stand-up gigs

British comic and actor to appear over six nights at small venue in Spanish capital

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Three generals arrested for plotting coup in Venezuela, says Maduro

Opposition mayor sentenced to one year in jail for failing to remove protestors' barricades

BUSINESS

Bankruptcy-threatened toll road operators offered government bailout

Public Works and Finance ministries want to group nine highways in one state-owned company Proposal would see 50 percent of concession holders' debt canceled

economy

Central bank’s growth forecasts exceed government’s own predictions

New figures released by Bank of Spain see economy growing by 1.7 percent next year

Four children die after fire rips through their home in Tarragona

Authorities are still investigating the causes of Tuesday night's blaze

Interior Ministry to change parts of controversial Citizens Safety Law

State agencies and political parties say many items of proposed law are unconstitutional

referendum row

Catalan officials downplay ruling striking down sovereignty declaration

Regional government spokesman lauds top court's decision for leaving door open for referendum

DISABILITIES

“We’ve been viewed as sexless little angels, but that is not the case”

Volunteer sex assistants are helping disabled people who do not wish to be seen as asexual