MUNICIPAL POLITICS

Barcelona will not bid for 2026 Winter Olympics, says new mayor

Leftist team headed by social activist Ada Colau will focus on housing and basic needs

REGIONAL POLITICS

Unió to leave Catalan government over independence plan

Partner party in premier Artur Mas’s CiU nationalist bloc turns down his ultimatum

Ranks of Spain’s rich have grown by 40% since start of crisis, study finds

World Wealth Report shows downturn has not stopped people joining millionaires’ club

Latin America

Correa forced to delay new tax laws after major protests sweep Ecuador

Controversial fiscal measures will be delayed until after pope's visit, says president

Entrepreneurship

The skyscraper of innovation

Madrid’s Telefónica building launches project to help young innovators grow their ideas

Latin America

Brazilian senators to fly to Venezuela to demand release of jailed leaders

Maduro government gives high-level opposition delegation permission to land in Caracas

VIOLENCE IN SPORTS

17 new arrests made over Madrid soccer fan brawl that left one dead

More people could soon be detained in connection with fight between rival hooligan gangs

SPANISH ROYAL SCANDAL

Embattled royal couple sells off Barcelona mansion to pay court bond

Cristina de Borbón and Iñaki Urdangarin will also use the €6.9m proceeds to pay off debts

MUSIC FESTIVALS

The sounds of the Spanish summer

From Blur to Duran Duran, Spain’s music festival line-ups attract more than 2.5m each year

EVICTIONS CRISIS

60% of Madrid evictions are from public flats sold to investment funds

Treasury Ministry report contains worrying data regarding resources available for rehousing