Latin America

US endorses Mexico’s marijuana legalization ruling

“It’s up to the people of each nation to decide policies,” says State Department

LATIN AMERICA

Peru opens registry on ex-president Fujimori’s forced sterilization drive

Surgeries were used to control the rural population and avoid new generations of guerrillas

CATALAN BID FOR INDEPENDENCE

PM to appeal Catalan independence motion before Constitutional Court

Mariano Rajoy calls on Spaniards to “stay calm” as the country is not going to break up

CATALAN BID FOR INDEPENDENCE

Catalan parliament passes motion declaring start of secession process

Separatist bill wins majority support in assembly with 72 votes in favor and 63 against

REFUGEE CRISIS

Spain welcomes first refugees from its European quota

The 11 Eritreans and one Syrian are first of 854 migrants to be resettled before end of year

SPANISH ROYAL FAMILY

Auction canceled after no one offers serious bid for Spanish king’s Ferraris

Ministry is yet to announce what it will do next with gifts given by the UAE to Juan Carlos

CATALAN BID FOR INDEPENDENCE

Catalonia’s CDC prefers replacing leader Mas to holding new elections

Deputy Neus Munté touted as possible successor in event of a reinstatement blockage

VERNE IN ENGLISH

Female soccer player disguised as a man takes on, and beats, male team

TV program sets up stunt to show that technique is more important than brute strength