GASTRONOMY

How to look after your leg of ham

Three experts explain the best techniques for storing and serving your ‘jamón ibérico’

Latin America

Colombia moves closer to legalizing marijuana for medical purposes

Government preparing order to allow patients to use pharmaceuticals containing the drug

ENVIRONMENT

Madrid downtown parking ban pushes traffic to outskirts

City says overall vehicle volume was not significantly different from that of last Friday

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE BID

‘No’ vote would win at Catalan referendum by a point: new poll

But survey funded by Catalan government reflects growing support for complete secession

Latin America

Arrested nephews of Venezuela’s first lady could face life in prison

New York court charges suspects with conspiracy to import narcotics following their capture

VIDEO

Spanish soldier thrashes US Marine in arm-wrestling contest

Video shot in Cádiz during recent NATO maneuvers has been circulating among the troops

Diplomatic scandal

London embassy worker charged with misappropriating over €83,000

Spain’s Audit Court investigates claim that suspect used funds to make personal purchases

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE BID

Fitch downgrades Catalonia to “junk” status following separatist motion

Move caused by the tension between Madrid and Barcelona, which is likely to increase

Media

Newspapers respond to charges made by ‘The New York Times’

Editors’ association defends the “quality of press freedom” in Spain

ENVIRONMENT

Madrid bans use of parking meters in center due to high pollution levels

Speed restrictions on access roads put in place yesterday maintained Prohibition sees low traffic on many streets, where meters were turned off at 6am

SPACE DEBRIS

The trash that falls from the sky

Scientists keep a close eye on the thousands of pieces of space debris floating near Earth The objects found in Spain in recent days may have come from secret devices, they suspect