Madrid to close off new section of city center to vehicles

Any non-resident who enters Sol or Palacio areas of capital will be slapped with a €90 fine

Venezuelan cartoonist fired over drawing criticizing Chávez

Rayma Suprani’s dismissal revives rumors about ‘El Universal’ newspaper’s new owners

Mexico opens up Chicontepec oilfields to foreign multinationals

The crude-rich region holds much promise but also poses huge technical difficulties

British homeowners optimistic after Andalusia regional government ruling

Thousands of properties without building permits in Málaga and Almería are likely to be saved

Pedro Sánchez does primetime

The Socialist Party leader is increasing his media appearances to connect with a wider audience

Seseña’s apocalyptic rubber mountain

The town on the Madrid-Toledo border is home to a pile of more than 5m abandoned car tires

PP politician in court over hit-and-run

Esperanza Aguirre, under scrutiny for disobeying an officer, gave judge her version of April 3 events

Two decades later, painter Antonio López finishes royal family portrait

Life-size work had to be renamed after King Juan Carlos’s surprise abdication earlier this year

Ebola patient brought to Madrid hospital

Manuel García-Viejo is the second Spanish missionary to be flown home for treatment