CRISIS IN PSOE

Embattled Socialist chief insists party members vote on his leadership

Pedro Sánchez calls federal committee meeting on Saturday he hopes will approve October primaries

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE BID

Catalan leader wants sovereignty vote to be recognized beyond Spain

Regional premier Carles Puigdemont plans to hold independence referendum in September 2017

VERNE IN ENGLISH

The former FARC guerrilla seeking forgiveness through hugs

“We had to do something to explain to people why the war has to end”

MEXICO

Mexican president’s Coca-Cola joke falls flat

Embattled leader Enrique Peña Nieto hoped to add fizz to a speech about innovation

PERU

Former Peru spy boss sentenced to 22 years for 1993 murders

Vladimiro Montesinos found guilty of crime in which victims’ bodies were burned in oven

HEALTH

Americas formally declared first measles-free region in the world

World Health Organization estimates some 16,000 lives will be saved by end of decade

Argentina

Latest figures show one in three Argentineans lives in poverty

Almost 1.5 million people in the country have joined ranks of the poor over the last year

E-commerce

Amazon launches world-first market delivery service in Spain

Customers can now order fresh food from local Madrid stallholders using the e-commerce giant

MISSING PERSONS

Spanish police probe witness claims they saw missing teen Diana Quer

Youngster reportedly seen two weeks ago at a bookstore and a restaurant in Lugo province

ADOPTION

From Africa to Algeciras: a mother’s quest to be reunited with her son

A Guinean woman is fighting to get her child back after Spanish authorities put him up for adoption