LATIN AMERICA

Venezuelan Supreme Court strikes down amnesty law

Maduro administration wins latest in series of battles against opposition-led National Assembly

LATIN AMERICA

Brazil congressional commission backs impeaching Rousseff

Lower house meets on Friday to begin debating president’s future. Vote expected on Sunday

ECONOMY

IMF makes slight reduction to Spain’s 2016 growth forecast

Economy will grow 2.6%, a tenth of a point less than the world body had predicted in January

BANESTO SCANDAL

Mario Conde: The brief but brilliant career of a failed banker

Thanks to his meteoric rise, the disgraced former Banesto chief was once profiled for a career in politics

THE FIGHT AGAINST JIHADISM

Spain confirms Ceuta weapons stash belongs to Islamic State

A pen drive found among the weapons contained instructions for terrorist acts in the city

POST-ELECTION PACTS

Spanish king announces last-minute talks with political leaders

Move aims to determine whether it is still possible to avert a fresh election in late June

THE PANAMA PAPERS

Minister “does not know” why his name shows up in Panama Papers

Opposition wants José Manuel Soria to resign after he is found on offshore company documents

POLITICS

With new election looming, parties mull reducing campaign costs

Acting justice minister wants to slash their duration so as not to “torment” citizens further

OPINION

Four hours with Mario

In the wake of the arrest of the disgraced former Banesto chief, EL PAÍS business reporter Íñigo de Barrón recalls a 2013 interview with Conde

THE FIGHT AGAINST JIHADISM

Who is providing the army uniforms for Islamic State?

The seizure of 20,000 military fatigues at the port of Valencia reveals a network of support