LATIN AMERICA

Mexico struggles to eradicate torture

Reports of abuse have decreased under Peña Nieto but UN says cases still go unpunished

ECONOMY

OECD tells Spanish banks to shore up capital and limit dividend distribution

New report says country’s lenders are well positioned for this fall’s European stress tests

LATIN AMERICA

Petrobras moves to center of Brazilian election campaign

Claims of corruption fuel widespread view that state oil company is being mismanaged

PROPERTY MARKET

Spanish house prices rise for the first time since the start of the crisis

Properties sold for 0.8 percent more in the second quarter compared with the same period last year

ECONOMY

OECD chief calls on Spain to continue with program of reforms

Ángel Gurría describes country as the “best example of how reforms can work”

INTERNATIONAL SOCCER

Gibraltar takes its place on the world soccer map

The British territory plays its first senior competitive match in Portugal’s Algarve Stadium

International mafias leave a trail of death on the Costa del Sol

Murders of four men in broad daylight highlight how southern coast remains a magnet for crime

UK cancer patient begins trip to Prague

Ashya King was taken by ambulance to Málaga airport early Monday to board a private medical jet

The Spanish town that ended up in France

Llivia was ceded to the French in 1659, but a bureaucratic oversight kept it officially in Spain