LATIN AMERICA

President Peña Nieto’s reforms fail to loosen Mexico’s credit market

Only one in four small and midsize companies receives financing

LATIN AMERICA

Crime threatening democracy in Latin America, survey finds

New research shows fear of violence is fueling support for authoritarian solutions

ABUSE IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

“The truth cannot be hidden,” says Pope Francis on Granada abuse case

Pontiff confirms he set investigation into alleged ring of pedophile priests in motion

Podemos cheers pope’s economic message to European Parliament

“We would like to meet him in the Vatican, or in Vallecas,” says leader of new leftist party

CRIME

10 tons of hashish go up in smoke as smugglers try to destroy cargo

Two traffickers injured in blaze during joint Spanish-Portuguese operation off Almería

POLITICS

New party Podemos claims it is victim of an organized “slander campaign”

Leftist group hits back at accusations its number two failed to honor a research contract

A stately home for bright ideas

Around 30 young Spanish entrepreneurs are trying their luck at Brooklyn’s StartupsMansion

Nearly two years later, anti-corruption promises have yet to become a reality

PM's reiterated pledges to regenerate Spanish democracy are stuck in Congress

LITERATURE

Juan Goytisolo: “When they give me a prize I’m always suspicious of myself”

Marrakech-based author of ‘Marks of Identity’ named 2014 Cervantes Prize winner