SPANISH ELECTIONS 2015

PM steers clear of post-election pacts talk: “All the parties are tied at zero”

Ciudadanos chief Albert Rivera rules out deal with Rajoy’s Popular Party

LATIN AMERICA

US to charge Venezuelan National Guard chief with drug trafficking

Néstor Reverol’s name appears in an indictment issued by a New York judge, Reuters reports

LATIN AMERICA

Coca-Cola pulls Mexican ad after offending indigenous population

Rights groups slam Christmas commercial, calling it “racist and discriminatory”

BOOKS

Passing on the secrets of the world’s most mysterious book

A Spanish publisher has been chosen to create a facsimile of the ‘Voynich Manuscript’

SPANISH ELECTIONS 2015

Socialist candidate defends aggressive attitude on TV debate

“I gave a voice to the millions who feel Rajoy should have resigned,” says Pedro Sánchez The PSOE chief has been criticized for telling Spanish PM that he is “not a decent person”

Latin America

The 194 Mexicans who were victims of experimental brain surgery

Catheter developed to treat hydrocephalus was used on patients without their consent

CONSUMER ISSUES

Spain on European Union list of worst offenders for counterfeit toys

Brussels calling for awareness campaign to combat multi-million euro problem

SPANISH ELECTIONS 2015

Immigrants remain mostly invisible to Spain’s political parties

A Podemos candidate could be the first black person to sit in Congress after Sunday’s vote