LATIN AMERICA

Venezuela’s Maduro creates major new body to fight corruption

President’s new organization will have power to investigate and punish corrupt individuals

Duchess of Alba lies in state in Seville

Her eldest son Carlos is now tasked with preserving family's artistic and historical legacy

ROCK OF CONTENTION

Gibraltar airs EU advice to Spain over constant border delays

Brussels expresses concern over “lack of progress” improving conditions at La Verja

LATIN AMERICA

Colombia and FARC negotiate hostage release to unblock stalled peace talks

Army general and four others due for imminent liberation, say international guarantors

FORMULA 1

Ferrari confirms: Vettel in, Alonso out

Spaniard to make way for German next season, Italian team officially announces

GASTRONOMY

New Michelin Guide recognizes dynamism of Madrid chefs

Spain’s three-star restaurants retain their status as five of capital’s eateries join select list

VERNE

Did the Queen of England really have to bow before the Duchess of Alba?

Cayetana de Alba’s many titles led to more than a few myths about protocol

CRIMES IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Granada priests suspected of pedophilia acted like a sect

Members of group brainwashed victims into thinking brutal sex with them was not a sin

OBITUARY

Spain’s rebel noble, the Duchess of Alba, dies aged 88

A society figure who challenged convention, she married for the third time three years ago