CATALAN INDEPENDENCE DRIVE

Spanish government unmoved by Catalonia separatist march

Secessionists should seek constitutional reform, not illegal vote, says deputy prime minister

LATIN AMERICA

Silva loses ground as Rousseff gains momentum in Brazilian voter polls

Socialist candidate's flip-flopping has helped boost president’s popularity

Civil Guard releases video of spectacular high-speed boat chase

Officers boarded yacht carrying drugs during incident in international waters near Melilla

LATIN AMERICA

Chile’s President Bachelet to revoke dictatorship amnesty law

Human rights groups celebrate decision but conservatives say it will only reopen old wounds

MUSEUMS

Reina Sofía museum says it cannot continue with current budget

Modern art gallery appoints new foundation chief to find alternative revenue streams

Alicante wildfire brought under control on doorstep of Xàbia harbor

Firefighters are still struggling to put out a blaze that has already ravaged a natural park

ENVIRONMENT

Less than 30 percent of Madrid’s garbage is being recycled

Improper separation of waste means region is long way from meeting EU targets for 2020

EDUCATION

The silent history of Spanish illiteracy

More than 730,000 people in Spain can’t read or write, most of them older women, migrants or Roma

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE DRIVE

Hundreds of thousands flood Barcelona streets to demand right to vote

“Today’s turnout is a loud message that Madrid should listen to,” says regional premier Artur Mas