SPANISH ELECTIONS

Third elections would see record abstention, better result for Popular Party, says latest poll

Metroscopia survey sees turnout falling to 63%, lowest level since Spain returned to democracy

LATIN AMERICA

Police arrest Mara 18 leader tasked with starting gang activity in Spain

Man known as ‘The Mexican’ detained while setting up extortion, kidnapping and trafficking ring

MOVIES

Netflix bursts onto the Spanish film scene with a homegrown production

Directed by Roger Gual, ‘7 años’ will be released in 190 countries simultaneously in October

CHILE

CIA still refuses to reveal everything it knows about Pinochet coup in Chile

Obama called on to release all documents relating to 1976 murders in Washington

ANIMAL RIGHTS

Has the time come for animal rights politics in Spain?

Growing support for the Pacma party could reflect greater awareness about plight of fauna

BANKING CRISIS

Bank of Spain says €26bn of bailout will never be recovered

Authorities acted too late in response to collapse of banking system, say experts

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE

Thousands of Catalan separatists put on show of force at Diada celebration

Regional premier Carles Puigdemont pledges to keep “disconnecting” from Spain and to call new Catalan elections by July 2017