OPERATION PÚNICA

Ex-Madrid official “at core of criminal organization,” says judge

Francisco Granados sent to preventive prison as extent of new corruption scandal emerges

EBOLA VIRUS

The United States attends technical conference on ebola in Havana

The Bolivarian Alliance hosted the summit to coordinate efforts against the epidemic

LATIN AMERICA

Mexico’s Supreme Court quashes referendums on energy reform

Leftist forces, which oppose opening market to private capital, will keep fighting for cause

EBOLA IN SPAIN

Ebola nursing assistant: “I don’t want any interviews, I want my dog back!”

Teresa Romero speaks on the phone with her husband about their euthanized pet

BID FOR INDEPENDENCE

Government to file appeal against unofficial Catalan referendum

Move comes in wake of Constitutional Court challenge against original November 9 vote

expat affairs

The Brits who tried to cut their tax bills, but could now lose their homes

A group of retirees is going to court after signing up for a plan to reduce inheritance duty

CINEMA

This week’s movie releases

‘REC 4’ sees the hit Spanish zombie franchise reach its final port of call

REGULATING THE INTERNET

Spain’s “Google tax” gets green light with sole support of Popular Party

Intellectual property law will see bigger fines in an attempt to curb rampant online piracy

IMMIGRATION

Brussels accuses Spain of violating EU border laws in Ceuta and Melilla

Interior Commissioner sends harsh letter asking about immigrant beating and deportations

LATIN AMERICA

“We cannot negotiate over suffering; we want our children back alive”

Parents of missing Iguala students call on Mexican president to find their loved ones