LATIN AMERICA

With one femicide every 30 hours, gender violence on rise in Argentina

In 2015 a total of 286 women met a violent death in the country, 3.24% up on year before

LATIN AMERICA

Venezuelan opposition rallies support for amnesty of political prisoners

Lilian Tintori, wife of jailed opposition leader, will tour country under the banner “All for Liberty”

CINEMA

Pedro Almodóvar to receive honorary degree from Oxford University

Filmmaker’s “outstanding” contribution to filmmaking coincides with release of 20th movie

ECONOMY

Bank of Spain warns about impact of political uncertainty on the economy

New quarterly report forecasts growth, but not at the pace expected by the government

BUSINESS

Santander to close 425 branches and lay off workers

Lender is reorganizing network due to greater use of online and mobile banking by clients

ECONOMY

Deficit miss signals tough adjustment for Spain’s next government

The 2016 target is 2.8% of GDP, but Madrid will struggle to bring figure down from current 5.2%

SOCCER

Bale: “I’m very comfortable at Madrid”

Real Madrid forward optimistic ahead of Saturday’s ‘clásico’ against Barcelona

MORTALITY RATES

Number of suicides doubles that of road deaths in Spain for first time

A total of 3,910 people took their own lives in 2014, a record high for the third year in a row