latin america

Mexico ends 76-year-old state oil and gas monopoly

Opposition PRD threatens to use legal tools to force government to backtrack on reform

latin america

Ecuador takes on debt in order to grow

In 2013, the country’s deficit exceeded $5 billion, five times more than the previous year

environment

Repsol to start searching for oil off Canary Islands coast by end of year

Canarian premier convinced work will have negative impact on tourism

SPANISH SOCCER

Real Madrid signs James Rodríguez

The 23-year-old Colombian, the top scorer at the Brazil World Cup, moves from Monaco for €75m

The future is hiding out in Rascafría

New Spanish-British sci-fi television series ‘Refugiados’ will premiere on La Sexta in the fall

economy

Spain sees record tourist numbers for first half of year

Sun-and-sand model continues to boost sector, which is the country’s main driver of growth

State loses €11.5 billion on sale of Catalunya Banc to BBVA

Failed lender was bailed out by Orderly Bank Restructuring Fund following poor management

Mail service under investigation over treatment of pregnant employees

Two women suffered miscarriages after reportedly being given tasks involving heavy lifting

Why a box office hit is bringing tourists into the Basque Country

‘Ocho apellidos vascos’ has boosted interest in a region many Spaniards are still wary of visiting