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

ENVIRONMENT

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

Politics

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

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE BID

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

ANIMAL ABUSE

Youths film themselves crushing 72 piglets to death in Almería

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

POST-ELECTION PACTS

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

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