ARGENTINA

Catholic Church opens files on dark period of Argentina dictatorship

But only victims and their relatives may access an archive made up of thousands of letters

VENEZUELA

Venezuela opposition rejects Vatican’s offer to mediate in talks

Henry Capriles and others close the door to negotiations that the Church had planned to host

FOREIGN POLICY

Spain cancels permission for Russian warship refueling in Ceuta

The government had been criticized for allowing ships to stop due to likelihood of involvement in Syrian conflict

MEXICO

Mexican drug lord’s wife: “El Chapo will be dead by December”

Emma Coronel’s statements show new line of defense after failure of appeals against extradition to US

MEXICO

Chris Dodd: “We must stop depicting Mexico as narcoland”

President of Motion Picture Association of America defends copyright law on visit to southern neighbor

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Ros

Ros cartoon, October 26, 2016

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El Roto

El Roto cartoon, October 26, 2016

FOREIGN POLICY

NATO pressure forces Spain to review refuelling of Russian warships

Organization believes vessels taking on supplies in Ceuta may support bombing campaign in Aleppo

BUDGET DEFICIT

Brussels starts sanction proceedings against Spain over budget miss

But it is still unclear whether Madrid will finally face fines, as the Commission deals with pressure from members who want exemplary punishment and those who favor leniency

SPANISH POLITICS

Spain’s Rajoy set to become prime minister this weekend

Socialist abstention opens door to investiture at Congressional vote on Saturday

LITERATURE

Sanmao: a Chinese woman’s tragic love story in Spain

The work of a writer with millions of followers in Asia is out for the first time in the West