Suspended judge Baltasar Garzón denied government pardon

Spain’s Popular Party administration also turns down requests from politicians and a bullfighter

Spain’s new generation of leaders

They’re media savvy, they’re in touch with voters, and they’re ready to shake up the political scene

LATIN AMERICA

Uruguay’s renewable energy revolution

The South American nation spends 3 percent of its GDP on renewable energy infrastructure

latin america

Putin eyes Cuba as springboard for economic expansion into Latin America

Russian leader visits Havana after forgiving €26 billion in debt owed by island nation

Catalan cannabis club chiefs held for money laundering

At least four top members of marijuana association federation arrested in police probe

ECONOMY

IMF doubles 2014 growth forecast for Spain in just six months

Improved predictions for 2014 are based on unexpectedly strong economic performance

EPS

The power of Basque cuisine

What drives the culinary excellence of a region that is home to five of the world’s best restaurants?