LATIN AMERICA

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff faces impeachment proceedings

Chamber of Deputies speaker accepts request to begin process to remove leader from office

LATIN AMERICA

Venezuelan opposition groups forced to unite ahead of crucial polls

December 6 elections will put the strength of the MUD coalition to the test

ENVIRONMENT

The desertification of Almería

Land degradation is an increasingly growing threat in Europe’s driest region

Madrid Metro

Video: How a child’s balloon cut off Madrid subway service for an hour

Metal surface touched overhead power cable at Sol station, triggering sparks

GENERAL ELECTIONS

Latest opinion poll sees PP win election but without absolute majority

Survey based on more than 17,000 interviews places the Socialist Party in second place Ciudadanos would come in third, and Podemos a distant fourth The result confirms idea that December vote will bring about end of Spain’s two-party system

CATALAN BID FOR INDEPENDENCE

Catalan premier defiant in wake of Constitutional Court ruling

Artur Mas says decision does not annul the will of the people in the northeastern region

ENVIRONMENT

Madrid puts anti-pollution measures into place for second time in a month

Drivers will not be able to park today at metered parking spots in city center Speed limits will be capped at 70km/h, with further restrictions likely over the weekend