INDEPENDENCE BID

Catalonia calls on private broadcasters to run self-rule vote ads for free

Artur Mas’s government says that unofficial November 9 referendum is in “public interest”

LATIN AMERICA

Venezuela restarts crude oil imports for the first time since the 1990s

The global oil producer and exporter has offered technical reasons for its purchase

Through the eyes of a child

Carlos Pérez Naval has become the youngest ever Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Editorials

Not enough

The prime minister’s apology over party corruption must be followed by more action to regenerate Spain’s political system

Operation Púnica

Former top Madrid official and partner had €5.8m in Swiss accounts

Operation Púnica suspect Francisco Granados got rich in tandem with constructor

INTERVIEW

“There is a campaign to discredit me for electoral ends”

In a rare interview Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava responds to criticism of his work