Vargas Llosa backs Caracas student protests against Chavismo

“Your dead, your tortured men and women and your battles are ours, too,” the Nobel laureate said during a visit to Venezuela

DANCE

Dancing with Picasso

Josué Ullate warms up for International Dance Day with performance in front of 'Guernica'

FRANCOIST CRIMES

High Court refuses to extradite former Franco-era Civil Guard accused of torture

Argentinean judge is invoking universal justice to investigate dictatorship crimes committed in Spain

Soccer

Former Barça coach Tito Vilanova succumbs to cancer

The 45-year-old, who led club to Liga win in 2013, dies after battle with parotid gland tumor

Time for a name change?

Residents of Matajudíos (literally, Killjews) to vote on whether to call their village something else

latin america

‘Net neutrality’ gets left out of Brazil online governance summit

Emerging powers fail to change status quo over control of internet communications

Catalan sovereignty

Catalan government looks abroad for independence support

New website in English, French and German argues case for holding referendum later this year

Editorials

Isolating the violent protestors

The debate over security at demonstrations needs to go beyond dismissals and restructuring

Civil Guard officer injured after clash with Gibraltar police

Face-off over smuggler vessel leads to formal complaint and demands for government action

SOCCER

Former Barça coach Tito Vilanova undergoes emergency surgery

Manager who led team to Liga win has been suffering from parotid gland cancer since 2011

ECONOMY

Government ups growth forecasts to 1.2% in 2014 and 1.8% in 2015

Estimates will be officially announced when Madrid sends Brussels its stability program next week