LATIN AMERICA

Venezuelan president asks Unasur to mediate in relations with US

Nicolás Maduro says conspiracy in Washington aims to topple his government

A transsexual’s Christian odyssey

The transgender Spaniard who met Pope Francis last month talks about his journey

CINEMA

This week’s movie releases

‘Foxcatcher’ and ‘Jupiter Ascending’ provide a double dose of Channing Tatum

Latin America

Judge selected to investigate cover-up allegations against Argentinean leader

Daniel Rafecas’ appointment comes after three colleagues declined to take the case

ECONOMY

Brussels raises 2015 growth forecast for Spain to 2.3%

Optimistic outlook represents radical change from European Commission’s last prediction

Terrorism

Most Spaniards favor military strikes against jihadist groups, survey finds

Metroscopia poll shows 58% believe attack similar to Madrid bombings could occur again

WEATHER

Snow and plunging temperatures leave hundreds of motorists stranded

Military vehicles deployed to rescue 220 people from roads in northern Spain