COLOMBIA PEACE PROCESS

In bid to win over skeptical public, FARC takes the Mannequin Challenge

The Colombian guerrilla group is increasingly making use of social media to update its image

LATIN AMERICA

US renews Mexico travel warning over fears of escalating violence

A month before release of final figures, 2016 set to be most violent year of Peña Nieto’s time in office

SPORT

New Atlético de Madrid stadium to be christened Wanda Metropolitano

Chinese company will provide name for new ground after signing deal with soccer club

Cartoon

El Roto

El Roto Cartoon, December 9, 2016

LATIN AMERICA

Italian tourist gunned down after GPS led him into slum by mistake

Roberto Bardella and motorcycling companion Rino Polata were thought to be police officers

Cartoon

Ros

Ros cartoon, December 8, 2016

SPANISH ARMED FORCES

Spain bolsters its commitment to Iraq after 18-month delay

Government set to increase presence to 400 personnel, as well as joining task force in Latvia

ECONOMY

Spanish government seeks to collect €500 million extra in green taxes

A budget plan submitted to Brussels outlines new EU-recommended environmental levies

CULTURE

The Spanish theater company stealing the show in Shakespeare territory

A stone’s throw from The Globe, The Cervantes Theatre is packing audiences in each night