AMERICAS

Venezuela’s foreign minister slams police brutality in Argentina

“I take it as revenge on the part of Macri,” said Delcy Rodríguez after incident caught on camera

ECONOMY

How the United States interest rate hike will have an effect on Mexico

Central lender Banxico is expected to respond by raising its rates by 0.25%

LATIN AMERICA

Why Ecuador may be voting with smiley faces in 2017 election

Ballot papers with drawings instead of crosses are allowed, as long as they express positive feelings

LATIN AMERICA

Brazilian Senate ushers in 20-year social spending freeze

The measure, the toughest cut in recent history, has prompted a series of demonstrations

Women’s rights

An inflatable sex doll to reactivate Chile’s economy

Present to minister by business association sparks ire in a country grappling with gender violence

ADVERTISING

Colombia calls on Madrid to take down “offensive” Narcos poster

Authorities in South American country say downtown hoarding damages reputation of nation

EMPLOYMENT

Spain to spend €450 million on youth wage subsidies

But budget restrictions will see assistance limited to a pilot program for workers under 30

TRAVEL AND TOURISM

easyJet to open 10 new routes in bid to double growth in Spain

The budget airline based in London says it hopes to keep lowering ticket prices in 2017