Brazil’s Rousseff suffers first blow as lower house elects conservative chief

New president of Chamber of Deputies has opposed many bills proposed by administration

Prosecutor wants Barcelona soccer club chief targeted in Neymar case

Josep María Bartomeu may be investigated for withholding €2.8 million in fiscal year 2014

Latin America

Outrage in Costa Rica over acquittals in ecologist’s murder trial

Judge describes investigation carried out by police and prosecutors as “irresponsible”


Controls failure caused F-16 crash

Engine malfunction alone does not explain why Greek plane veered right after takeoff


Podemos kicks off election campaign with massive rally in Madrid

Anti-austerity party admits it will be difficult to win next month’s regional race in Andalusia


Civil Guard seizes €300,000 worth of Egyptian antiquities

Five people arrested in Spain as part of smuggling ring after discovery of haul in Valencia


My life with hepatitis C

María José Gandasegui is hopeful a new generation of drugs will cure her of the virus