Valencia’s IVAM museum overpaid for artworks by as much as 1,500%

Ex-chief Consuelo Ciscar, who was replaced last year, also wildly inflated visitor numbers


Socialists and Ahora Madrid reach deal to make Manuela Carmena mayor

PSOE's nine votes will be enough to make leftist bloc candidate the capital’s new leader

Spanish Congress passes historic law granting citizenship to Sephardic Jews

Descendants of those expelled 500 years ago will not have to give up their own nationality

Latin America

Guatemala’s top court mulls stripping president of his immunity

Pérez Molina faces corruption allegations as public pressure for his resignation grows

Latin America

World Bank lowers 2015 Latin America growth forecast to 0.4%

Recovery now not expected to kick in until next year, when 2.0% increase is predicted


The smoking toll in Spain: 166 men and 40 women die every day

Researchers want more proactive policies such as price hikes and more explicit warnings But so far they have seen little interest from the government of Mariano Rajoy

Squatter collective Patio Maravillas evicted from unoccupied building

Eviction comes on penultimate day of mandate of outgoing Madrid Mayor Ana Botella Ahora Madrid and Podemos condemn move, claiming it was politically motivated

With elections over, PP puts abortion reform back on the table

This time, the government hopes there will be no more rebels within its ranks Original plans to eliminate terminations on demand are now reduced to parental consent


Garzón to represent Spanish officer charged with killing his wife in Brazil

Embassy security chief must retain his diplomatic immunity, says ex-High Court judge

Why Atlético Madrid looks set to stay at the Vicente Calderón stadium

Row between City Hall and regional government hikes cost of formerly free move to €40m