Latin America

The last days of Pablo Neruda, as told by his driver and secretary

Chilean poet assured Manuel Araya he was injected in the stomach hours before he died

Catalan independence bid

State Council gives green light for PM to appeal Catalan self-rule action

High Court chief prosecutor asks authorities to be on alert for sedition and disobedience

CATALAN BID FOR INDEPENDENCE

CUP shuns Mas and formally backs alternative Catalan premier candidate

Anti-capitalist party gives support to top Junts pel Sí bloc contender Raül Romeva

DRIVING OFFENSES

“You had to be from Zamora!”

Police seek drivers in video where a van is seen precariously sat atop a Ford Focus

Social networks

Twitter user given 18 months after mocking assassination of Francoist PM

Beñat Lasa Fernández sentenced after making fun of Carrero Blanco’s 1973 murder by ETA

Latin America

Mexican man’s claim of finding rat in McDonald’s burger sparks panic

Prosecutors shut down restaurant while investigation into incident continues US fast-food chain officials claim that the rodent had been planted in the meal

CATALAN BID FOR INDEPENDENCE

Artur Mas: “We have the legitimacy to construct the Catalan republic”

Acting regional premier focuses on benefits of independence in investiture debate address

Space Trash

Discovery of second mystery space object baffles Murcia residents

The strange sphere is similar to the one found nearby by two shepherd brothers last week

EDITORIAL

Firmness and politics against the Catalan rebellion

Catalonia’s attempt to break with Spain needs to be tackled with unity and determination

CATALAN BID FOR INDEPENDENCE

What next? The consequences of the Catalan independence motion

The moves expected from both central and regional leaders after passing of breakaway bill

PUBLIC SPENDING

The multi-million cost of promoting Madrid’s failed City of Justice

Regional government spent almost €6 million on exhibitions and advertising for project

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE BID

US reaffirms its commitment to a “strong and unified Spain”

Obama administration says independence debate is a domestic issue after Catalan vote