ECONOMY

Rising gas prices sour Christmas holiday for Mexicans

Politicians, business leaders and consumers mobilize against a proposed hike of between 14% and 24%

TERRORISM

Spain beefs up security to prevent Berlin-style terrorist attack

Madrid drafts in 2,000 extra police officers to monitor key areas of city center until January 7

IMMIGRATION

The Spaniard who abandoned the UK because of Brexit

Santiago Ayuso is home in Spain for Christmas and won't be going back to “exhausting” England

LATIN AMERICA

With 28,479 killings, Venezuela takes second spot on world murder ranking

Venezuelan Observatory on Violence partly blames economic crisis for soaring crime levels

LATIN AMERICA

Colombia approves amnesty for FARC combatants

Move will benefit estimated 5,000 former guerrillas, many in jail for political crimes

IMMIGRATION CRISIS

Arrested in Greece: Spanish activists who hid eight refugees in caravan

Pair could face people-smuggling charges over protest against Europe’s immigration policies

Editorial

Madrid’s pollution problem

City needs long-term plans to fight smog, not just driving restrictions based on license plates

Cartoon

Ros

Ros cartoon, December 29, 2016

Cartoon

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, December 29, 2016

ENVIRONMENT

Madrid bans half of all cars from city center as pollution levels spike

All vehicles will be allowed back into the capital on Friday, council announces

MANUFACTURING

A business with bite: Spain’s false teeth success story

A family firm located on the outskirts of Madrid produces 12 million dentures a year for 52 countries