MEXICAN NARCOCULTURE

Mexico deals blow to booming ‘narcoculture’ with arrest of singer

Gerardo Ortiz detained for music video that promotes violence against women, in which he is seen burning his girlfriend alive

TERRORISM

Frontman of Madrid band Def con Dos acquitted of glorifying terrorism

High Court rules Def con Dos frontman César Strawberry did not break law with posts about terrorist groups such as ETA

ECONOMY

IMF cuts Spain’s growth forecasts and issues warning over Brexit

The institution is predicting a slowdown in European economies over the next year

VENEZUELA

Colombia and Venezuela move closer to definitive reopening of border

More than 130,000 Venezuelans crossed over last weekend to buy goods in the neighboring country

EDITORIAL

A step in the right direction... perhaps

Rajoy agrees to head a minority government, but there are conditions

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon July 19

SPANISH POLITICS

Spain’s Congress chooses new speaker, but no government in sight

Ana Pastor of the Popular Party beat out the Socialist candidate Patxi López in a run-off vote

ECONOMY

Spain rejects EU deficit reprisals, insisting economy will grow above 3% this year

Interim PM negotiates with Brussels while seeking cross-party support to form government

BUSINESS

How Spain’s corporations created an international business success story

Figures for 2015 show record sales of €55 billion from contracts in wide range of sectors around the world

SPANISH CIVIL WAR 80th ANNIVERSARY

Press card used by author of ‘The Little Prince’ during Spain’s Civil War is found

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry worked as a journalist in Spain in 1937 covering the conflict