LATIN AMERICA

Mexican families in need seek ways to outwit medical marijuana laws

Parents of epileptic children are buying contraband cannabis syrup despite a legal ban Judge issued exemption for couple in Monterrey while Senate debates legislative reform

CATALAN BID FOR INDEPENDENCE

Catalan premier warns finance minister he is “playing with fire”

Region accused by Cristóbal Montoro of concealing information about expenses A gap of €1.3 billion worth of bills for public works projects has been found by Eurostat

LATIN AMERICA

In the midst of crisis, Macri’s slim victory will complicate his mandate

President elect keen to focus on election victory and on the “end of an era” marked by his win

Jihadist threat

Barcelona on high terrorism alert ahead of Madonna gig and Barça game

Over 700 security officers stationed at stadium and concert hall to prevent a jihadist attack

MUNICIPAL POLITICS

Madrid Mayor Carmena: “If I could rewind, I wouldn’t have run for office”

Leftist leader compelled to issue clarification after comments in book spark resignation calls

Spain’s forgotten terrorism memorials

Many of the country’s monuments to ETA and Al Qaeda victims are lying neglected

SPANISH ELECTIONS 2015

Podemos wants foreigners to vote in referendums and regional elections

Emerging party presents its manifesto ahead of the December 20 elections

THE FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM

Rajoy rules out military support for France before general election

Spanish prime minister wants to wait for a specific request from Paris

VERNE IN ENGLISH

Turning down the volume in Spain’s noisy bars and restaurants

A new campaign is aiming to encourage more eateries to create quieter environments