REGIONAL POLITICS

Ex-Madrid premiers to lose their €5,500-a-month salaries for life

Region’s new leader wants to ax the Advisory Council, seen as a golden retirement package

LATIN AMERICA

Mexico’s richest woman claims she was victim of extortion attempt

María Asunción Aramburuzabala accuses group of trying to extract $5m over property deal

LATIN AMERICA

Hillary Clinton email on immigration likely to irritate Mexican government

Correspondence reveals politician’s view on criticism of controversial Arizona law

Verne in English

Spain’s craziest summer festivals

Fiesta time doesn’t always mean running with the bulls: some prefer to hurl gas canisters

OPINION

To Felipe González... and to Spaniards

Catalan political leader Josep Antoni Duran i Lleida responds to the former Spanish PM’s open letter on regional independence published in EL PAÍS

REFUGEE CRISIS

Madrid and Barcelona city councils launch plan to help refugees

Measures aimed at finding ways of channeling citizen assistance for asylum seekers

ECONOMY

Unemployment rises in August with more than 134,000 jobs lost

Figure bucks recent upward trend, but overall picture shows a drop in joblessness

TELECOMS WARS

Vodafone teams up with Netflix ahead of October launch in Spain

Telecoms operator is seeking to compete against Telefónica’s pay-TV service Movistar+

Catalan independence bid

Catalan premier accuses central government of “Inquisition” tactics

Mas charges against Popular Party plans to reform Constitutional Court powers Move is part of bid to block plans in northeastern region to secede from Spain