CATALAN INDEPENDENCE

Catalans who burnt photo of Spanish king released after refusing to testify

Separatist politicians arrested after ignoring summons to court hearing for crimes against crown

GENDER VIOLENCE IN LATIN AMERICA

Mexican senator vows to fight gender violence after vicious attack

Ana Gabriela Guevara was brutally beaten by four men on Sunday in a road rage incident

LGTBQ rights

Conservatives force Colombia to hold referendum on gay adoption

Supporters hope to overturn 2015 court ruling, which allows country’s homosexuals to adopt

EDITORIAL

A blatant provocation

Burning photos of the Spanish king is discourteous, but it shouldn’t be a criminal offense

Cartoon

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, December 14, 2016

Cartoon

Ros

Ros cartoon, December 14, 2016

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE

Spain’s Constitutional Court halts call for Catalan independence vote

Tribunal warns regional premier of duty to “prevent or paralyze” any initiative that ignores freeze

RETAIL

Inditex sales jump 11% in first nine months of 2016 as profits surge

Zara owners also note 16% growth since November 1 as Christmas campaign gets underway

ENTERTAINMENT

The big decision for Spanish viewers: Netflix, HBO or Movistar?

We compare catalogues, prices and the technical aspects of the various streaming services

TERRORISM

Anti-ETA death squad terrorist held for joining jihadist cause

Suspect had served 18 years for a 1984 murder, and was now allegedly planning Islamist attack