LGBT RIGHTS

Church backtracks and will allow transsexual to be godfather to nephew

Recent decision made by Catholic officials in Cádiz had caused public outrage “For me, this is the perfect decision,” said Alexander Salinas, from San Fernando

GENDER VIOLENCE

Spain failing to protect minors in cases of domestic abuse, say experts

A total of four children have allegedly been killed by their fathers in just seven days

Latin America

Convicted rapist arrested in Mexican journalist murder case

Still no official motive as to why Rubén Espinosa and four women were brutally killed

Latin America

Gunmen shoot Spanish convict dead in front of his home in Brazil

Galician Anxo Antono Valiño had been convicted of murdering a businessman in 2007

REAL ESTATE

Why much of rural Spain is up for sale

Around 1,500 entire villages are on the market, with some going for as little as €50,000

STREET LIFE

The dying days of the phone booth

Spain has been removing call boxes for the last decade, and the last will go as of 2017

NATURAL DISASTERS

Extremadura forest fire sees 1,400 residents evacuated from homes

Number of blazes in 2015 already exceeds similar incidents in Spain in previous two years