SMUGGLING

Drug trafficking was rife aboard Spanish navy ship, says crew member

Sailors arrested after discovery of 127 kilos of cocaine aboard the ‘Elcano’ give testimony

HERITAGE

Colombia finds wreck of legendary Spanish galleon sunk in 1708

The ‘San José’ could contain an underwater treasure hoard worth billions Spain says it will “defend its cultural heritage”

GENERAL ELECTION

Spain’s four main parties running neck and neck in biggest cities — poll

Groups to focus election campaigning on 100 areas where half of Spaniards live

Latin America

Venezuelan voters turn their backs on ‘Chavismo’ after 17 years

Parties in opposition to President Maduro achieve landslide victory in legislative races

ECONOMY

EU calls on next Spanish government to extend economic reforms

Brussels report on Spain’s economy praises progress, but says much still needs to be done European Commission concerned about continuity of changes after December 20 election

EL VIAJERO

Madrid’s 12 most surprising eateries

Our pick of the best restaurants with something new to offer the Spanish capital