Slow death for Spain’s funeral homes

Eight large firms control 20% of the sector, with insurance companies calling the shots

WEATHER

Heatwave sees temperature records topple across Spain

Zaragoza weather station registers 44.5ºC, the highest figure there since it opened in 1951

WEATHER

Spain’s heatwave: a survival guide

Experts offer advice for staying safe as temperatures soar above 40ºC in some parts

Latin America

US authorizes first passenger cruises to Cuba since 1960s

Carnival to begin taking travelers for “cultural and humanitarian” exchanges from next year

Latin America

Mexican teachers bound and shaved for following education reform

Radical groups opposed to new law target educators applying for vacancies

OPINION

How to avoid a Grexit

Greece needs to make reforms if it is to return to growth, and it is more likely that this will happen inside the euro than outside. The key is to reactivating the logic that has worked so many times before in Europe: solidarity in exchange for reforms

Is tourist resort Torrevieja really Spain’s poorest town?

Official data shows average household income in Alicante municipality is just €7,986 a year

Sanfermines

Clean run with no major injuries on second day of Sanfermines

Only one reported goring during running, which lasted 2 minutes 14 seconds

ETA TERRORISM

Four held in French raid against ETA

Two further suspects detained after police arrested two alleged leaders on Tuesday

ECONOMY

IMF warns about the weakness of Spain’s corporate sector

Report recommends more deleveraging and finding alternative sources of funding

Happiness survey

Eight out of 10 Spaniards are happy or very happy with their lives, poll shows

Yet overwhelming majority feels the economic and political situation is bad or very bad