CATALAN INDEPENDENCE BID

PM pledges to study Ciudadanos’ plan to deal with Catalan challenge

Mariano Rajoy meets with party leader Albert Rivera, as well as Podemos chief Pablo Iglesias The prime minister is due to hold talks with other opposition politicians to deal with the crisis

Latin America

Mexican army makes new arrests in Iguala massacre investigation

Among those detained is the mayor of Cocula, where the bodies were reportedly incinerated

MILITARY ACCIDENT

Bodies of missing Spanish airmen found in sunken helicopter cockpit

Defense Minister confirms that the trio were still inside aircraft that crashed into the Atlantic

VERNE IN ENGLISH

What do these men do when they meet a drunk woman in Madrid?

Hidden-camera video has been watched more than a million times in two days on YouTube

LATIN AMERICA

Chile breaks up toilet paper cartel that fixed prices for over a decade

But lax legislation means that the country’s top two manufacturers will likely get off lightly

IMMIGRATION CRISIS

Four bodies found and 35 people missing after migrant boat sinks

Fifteen immigrants have been rescued at the scene by the Spanish coastguard The craft was trying to travel from Morocco to the Andalusian coast

CRIME

Jury declares Asunta’s parents guilty at Galicia child murder trial

Alfonso Basterra and Rosario Porto were only ones accused of causing 12-year-old’s death

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE BID

Majority of Catalans oppose the independence declaration bill — poll

Metroscopia survey shows 51% reject document drafted to speed up the secession process 71% do not want to see premier Artur Mas serve another term

GASTRONOMY

How to pour the perfect beer

Spain’s champion ‘caña’ puller reveals the trade secrets to enjoying a brew at home

Halloween

How Halloween came to push out All Hallows’ Eve

Dismissed by many Spaniards as too American, the celebration’s roots lie firmly in old Europe