Cathedral thief gets 10 years for stealing 12th-century manuscript

Former electrician at Santiago pilgrimage site also had €1.7m in cash stashed at home

Spain: a nation of sun, soccer, bullfights — and the crisis

Survey shows country’s recent economic woes now form part of its international image

Latin America

Venezuelan opposition leader marks first year in prison

Maduro government has rejected UN demands for Leopoldo López’s release

Latin America

Argentina asks US to focus on Jewish center bombing during Iranian talks

But Washington states discussions with Tehran will not stray from “nuclear issues”

Classical music’s Don Quixote fights to save his landmark concert cycle

Alfonso Aijón’s Ibermúsica has been bringing the best orchestras to Madrid for 45 years


Church must return Córdoba mosque to public domain, say ex-mayors

Former officials call for inventory of all properties “illegally” appropriated by diocese

PP seeks minor changes to abortion law following reform fiasco

New bill wants parental consent for 16- to 18-year-olds, but drops case-based terminations

Tax Agency probes 2012 “amnesty” over money-laundering suspicions

Around 700 cases are up for review from a total of 31,000 tax filings


How the drama of Spain’s home evictions inspired a cinema musical

Singer-songwriter Silvia Pérez Cruz stars in her first movie, ‘Cerca de tu casa’

Five years of drug busts thrown into doubt after arrest of crooked cop

Dozens of investigations at risk due to detention of head of narcotics unit in Murcia