ANALYSIS

The mayor succumbs to the pressure

Struggling in the polls and with minimal support among PP voters, Madrid leader Ana Botella will not stand at the next elections

LATIN AMERICA

Betancourt’s former number two leaves Colombia’s Peace Commission

Move by congresswoman and ex-FARC hostage Clara Rojas follows questions over her victim status

INTERVIEW: FERNANDO ROMERO

“I’ve been preparing for this all my life”

Carlos Slim’s son-in-law is partnering with architect Norman Foster to build Mexico City’s new airport

POLITICS

Madrid Mayor Ana Botella will not run in 2015 elections

Wife of former Spanish PM has suffered from waning popularity and a lack of party support

Tree that killed Madrid man had been checked 20 days before

Fallen branch was rotten but damage was “undetectable,” says city environment chief

The Spanish Armada’s losses

The fleet lost 24 ships and 6,000 men on its return journey along the coast of Ireland

MUSEUMS

Málaga Pompidou Center now a reality

Spanish branch of Paris modern art museum is scheduled to open in 2015 and will house 90 works

Republican Left leader calls for civil disobedience if Catalan vote is vetoed

Party chief Oriol Junqueras invokes Martin Luther King and offers to join regional government

ECONOMY

Crisis sees rise in number of youngsters out of work and not studying

Spain remains at the top of the list for so-called “ninis,” according to latest OECD education report

Second death in Madrid in three months due to falling branches

Latest in a series of incidents involving trees sparks fears and prompts criticism of maintenance cuts