LATIN AMERICA

Colombia signs deal for citizens to enter Schengen Area without visas

Peru will have to implement biometric passport system before EU agrees to similar system

LATIN AMERICA

Cuban doctors will need permission before they can leave the island

Government sets restrictions on non-business trips abroad amid migratory crisis

Catalan independence bid

Constitutional Court annuls Catalan independence declaration motion

Spain’s top tribunal unanimously nullifies regional bill marking start of secession process

FRANCOISM

How Franco covered up the Monfragüe dam disaster deaths

At least 54 workers were killed in the 1965 tragedy, Spain’s worst-ever industrial accident

ECONOMY

Rajoy legislature ends with fewer jobs than his predecessor left behind

Number of social security contributors is down 25,000 compared to November 2011 Unemployment, however, has fallen to 4.1 million, nearly 400,000 below level of four years ago

Body of Cádiz woman missing for five years found lying on her bed

Construction workers saw the decayed corpse through a window and called firefighters

GENERAL ELECTIONS 2015

Almost 70% disapprove of Rajoy’s decision to shun EL PAÍS debate

The three PM candidates who participated in encounter all receive passing grades in poll

LABOR MARKET

Spanish unemployment drops 27,071 in best November on record

Number of jobless falls across all sectors of the economy and in 10 regions

SPAIN’S JEWISH HERITAGE

Spanish king to Sephardic Jews: “How we missed you!”

Ceremony celebrates law granting citizenship to descendants of those expelled in 1492