Latin America

Venezuelan assembly set to vote on Maduro’s economic emergency decree

Opposition expected to reject measures despite approval from country’s Supreme Court


Madrid to ban all cars from center if pollution reaches critical levels

Tough new protocol drawn up by Ahora Madrid-led council due to go into effect in February

School bullying

Madrid to revise case of 11-year-old’s suicide after note points to bullying

“I can’t stand going to school and there is no other way not to go,” Diego told his parents


CUP sees no controversy in using a Venezuelan jet sent by Maduro

Members of the anti-capitalist party flew to Caracas with the father of an ETA terrorist


Radio show tricks Spanish PM into prank call with phony Catalan leader

Pranksters “just as surprised” as Rajoy at how easily Puigdemont imitator got through to him

Latin America

Why Mexico’s weather girls have taken the country by storm

The sexism on display in the daily forecasts has stoked controversy


Youths film themselves crushing 72 piglets to death in Almería

Civil Guard arrests the two suspects, who posted video of the incident on WhatsApp


Socialist chiefs ask leader Sánchez for “transparency” over governing deals

Regional officials want to have a say over any possible agreement with Podemos