SPANISH ELECTIONS

PP accepts Ciudadanos’ demand for further-reaching corruption measures

Public officials from all levels of administrations will be suspended if they are suspected of graft

EDITORIAL

Purges in Venezuela

The sacking of civil servants who are opposed to President Maduro is unacceptable

LATIN AMERICA

Maduro purges public servants who supported recall referendum

Venezuelan president sends out list of functionaries who must leave their jobs within 48 hours

FASHION INDUSTRY

How European “fast fashion” brands are elbowing out US competition

Familiar names such as Zara, H&M and Camper are gaining ground in North America

ENVIRONMENT

Balearic island on sale for €18 million

Owners of S’Espalmador, part of the Ses Salines Natural Park, keen to close deal with Formentera council

COLOMBIA

Colombian government and FARC rebels conclude peace talks

Official announcement expected on Wednesday in Havana, with signing ceremony to take place in September in Colombia

CONSTRUCTION

Public works contracts fall by 20% due to political impasse

High-speed rail spending down 42%, but airports increases by 95%

ANIMAL RIGHTS

Meet Dumba, the Catalan elephant

Activists claim that the animal is being kept in poor living conditions by its British handlers, something that they reject outright

FIESTAS

Could you survive Spain’s Indiana Jones-style boulder run?

Madrid village is exporting its own peculiar take on the tradition of the Running of the Bulls