CATALAN INDEPENDENCE BID

Pep Guardiola to run with pro- sovereignty bloc in Catalan election

Ex-Barcelona FC coach has no intention of taking up office, but wants to support the cause

MUNICIPAL POLITICS

Confusion reigns over changes to controversial Madrid news website

Mayor Carmena issues conflicting statements about page dedicated to correcting stories

Latin America

Five security breaches (or mistakes) that helped ‘El Chapo’ escape

Tunnel diggers worked in the open while a DEA warning was reportedly ignored

FESTIVALS

Getting Benicàssim back on track

This weekend’s edition of the Valencia music festival, the 21st, saw a 6% rise in ticket sales

DIPLOMACY

Is Spain’s influence on the international stage waning?

Failure of country’s bid to head the Eurogroup highlights the lack of Spaniards in key posts

Latin America

US and Cuba reopen embassies after 54 years with no diplomatic ties

Washington and Havana take the first big step toward normalizing bilateral relations

ASTRONOMY

Spain chosen as site of planet’s largest gamma ray telescope

San Roque Observatory in the Canary Islands wins vote to host Cherenkov Telescope Array

POLITICS

Popular Party and Podemos seen by voters as most radical groups

New Metroscopia poll for EL PAÍS reveals that Socialists considered to be moderate option