US Elections

Trump makes peace with Mexican mogul Carlos Slim

US president-elect’s dinner with telecommunications magnate seen as friendly gesture toward Mexico

LATIN AMERICA

Mexican drug lord in Spain: “Go there and kill her”

Alleged Zetas boss in Europe ordered killings, beatings and kidnappings from Spanish base

LGBTQ RIGHTS

FIFA fines Mexico for fifth time over fans’ homophobic soccer chants

World governing body tells national federation to pay $19,000 for reiterated use of term ‘puto’

INTERNATIONAL AID

Spanish aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan

Two Red Cross vehicles attacked by armed men with criminals thought to be responsible

Women's rights

Spanish courts hear 426 domestic violence complaints every day

Nearly seven out of 10 trials end in conviction, new stats released by Spain’s legal watchdog show

MEXICO

Ayotzinapa massacre: leaked report highlights flaws in investigation

State Attorney’s internal audit details confessions under torture and efforts to protect police and army

FOREIGN RELATIONS

Aleppo crisis: Spanish PM Rajoy calls on UN to find humanitarian solution

Spanish PM says end to Syrian conflict “a priority for the international community”

SPANISH HISTORY

The origin of Spain’s Christmas lottery: buying bullets to fight Napoleon

Popular ‘El Gordo’ draw was created in Cádiz in 1812 to raise funds to fight French troops