Editorials

French lessons

The rise of populism is a serious warning for Paris and the rest of Europe

justice

Rapper given two-year prison sentence for singing praises of terrorists

High Court states hate speech not protected by freedom of expression

Royal palace denies intervening on behalf of Equatorial Guinea dictator

Obiang had thanked King Juan Carlos for helping him arrange conference talk in Brussels

EDUCATION

Spanish students lagging behind in problem solving, PISA report shows

Low scores do not reflect 15-year-olds’ theoretical skills in math, reading and science

latin america

Mexican authorities ambush second Templarios leader

Authorities believe drug cartel will be taken over by publicity-loving trafficker

EXHIBITION

Valencia’s Henry Moore square

Giant bronze sculptures on temporary display show the artist’s fascination with the female form

latin america

Amnesty International denounces torture of opposition protestors in Venezuela

Rights organization gathers testimonies from alleged victims of government forces

latin america

Venezuelan court strips Machado of her assembly seat

Opposition leader vows to continue to serve her supporters

CINEMA

Ticket sales up 366 percent as viewers flock to Fiesta del Cine promotion

Cinemagoers’ favorite proves to be 'Ocho apellidos vascos,' a record-breaking phenomenon

death of the FATHER OF SPANISH DEMOCRACY

Tension at state funeral for Spain’s first democratic prime minister

Attacks against Catalan self-rule and the presence of a dictator cast shadow over display of unity

Seven-year sentence for Ibiza hotel chain owner who exploited workers

Head of Grupo Playa Sol also withheld millions of euros a year in taxes Businessman argued he had “created a lot of jobs” on the popular Balearic island

Three sailors dead after cargo ship collides with fishing vessel off Vigo coast

Two still missing from small craft, with five crew members rescued alive No one on board the larger vessel was injured

economy

Government sources forecast GDP growth of 1.5 percent for 2014

Official figures suggest 0.7 percent, while economy minister recently cited 1 percent