Scientology: still battling to find its place in Spain

Thirty-four years after it arrived, the religion has yet to find a foothold in Spanish society

CULTURE

An “exhibition of exhibitions” for father of pop art Richard Hamilton

The British artist personally conceived the huge retrospective just opened at Madrid’s Reina Sofía

latin america

“Nicaragua is one of Latin America’s safest countries — but not for women”

The nation of six million reported 46 female murder victims in the first three months of 2014

LATIN AMERICA

Maduro tries to stifle Chavista rebellion

But Venezuelan leader can no longer conceal the rift, as nation questions his leadership

THE HANDOVER OF THE SPANISH THRONE

King seeks greater presence in Catalonia

Felipe VI praises the Catalan people in Girona as protestors demonstrate against his visit

highway safety

Road fatalities fall 12% in 2013, with a total of 1,680 killed

Highway authority warns of likely rise in fatalities during traffic-heavy July and August

CRIME

Untangling the emotional ties behind León politician Isabel Carrasco’s murder

Police are focusing on the relationship between female police officer and daughter of the killer

POLITICS

An emotional farewell for opposition leader Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba

Socialist politician given standing ovation after announcing he will return to his job as a lecturer