VERNE

Did pressure from Catholic group force El Corte Inglés to pull ad featuring gay couple?

HazteOir gathered 21,000 signatures to protest department store “advocating same-sex marriage”

FARC peace process

Embattled Colombian government fights to save FARC peace deal

Plebiscite result highlights widespread dissatisfaction with country’s politicians

Opinion

The year of living stupidly

Sadly, 2016 will be remembered above all for its cynical politicians and ignorant or irresponsible voters

Cartoon

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, October 4, 2016

Cartoon

Ros

Ros cartoon, October 4, 2016

CRIME IN MEXICO

Mexican police release grisly details of María Villar kidnapping and killing

Niece of Spanish soccer chief Ángel María Villar was lured into a fake taxi after she left work

Gürtel kickbacks scandal

Corruption trial threatening to rock Spain’s Popular Party gets underway

Case focuses on huge kickbacks-for-contracts ring allegedly headed up by businessman Francisco Correa

SCIENCE

Have we humans finally tamed our inner wolf?

Spanish study suggests ‘Homo sapiens’ kill one another less than evolution might dictate

ECONOMY

Spanish unemployment up in September despite brisk job creation

A record number of contracts are signed, but many of them are temporary