Planeta Futuro

Haiti: In the eye of the hurricane

The country is suffering from a deadly combination: earthquakes, bad weather, drought and hunger

BRAZIL

Brazil’s Lula faces third set of corruption charges

Court cases could spell the end for former president’s hope of political comeback

GÜRTEL CORRUPTION CASE

Corruption ringleader admits paying bribes, passing funds to Popular Party

Businessman at center of Gürtel probe, Francisco Correa, gives details of how his companies operated

MEDICAL RESEARCH

The Spanish scientist working on a cure for a rare disfiguring disease

Biochemist Héctor Peinado has received €500,000 from the US government to study neurofibromatosis-1

COLOMBIA PEACE PROCESS

Colombian president extends ceasefire with FARC until end of year

Juan Manuel Santos denies date is final as he fights to push forward stalled peace process

LATIN AMERICA

Maradona: peace with the Vatican and conflict on the pitch

Soccer legend hugs pope ahead of charity soccer match, then loses his cool during game

SPANISH POLITICS

Popular Party preparing for a minority government in a hostile Congress

But Socialists warn nothing should be taken for granted before its Federal Committee meeting

ANIMAL RIGHTS

When a marriage breaks down, who gets to keep the dog?

Spanish divorce courts are seeing more and more cases of shared custody over a beloved pet

ARCHEOLOGY

The team unearthing the secrets of Spain’s mysterious Tartessian culture

Archeologists dig up the biggest and best-preserved examples so far of the legendary civilization