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Is Rio de Janeiro’s love affair with Uber waning?

High season has seen taxi prices soar, with Spanish competitor Cabify taking advantage

LANGUAGE LEARNING

The 500 problems most Spaniards face when studying English

New book by three British Council teachers encourages students to take a more flexible approach

WEATHER

Winter is coming: 18 Spanish provinces on cold-weather alert

Temperatures could fall as low as -10°C in some parts of the country, with cloud and fog also forecast

LATIN AMERICA

Greek ambassador’s death in Brazil turns into a dark soap opera

Rio police suspect widow, her lover and a relative of the latter who said he was offered over €23,000

LATIN AMERICA

Man kills 12 people from same family at New Year’s Eve party in Brazil

Ex-wife and nine-year-old son were among those gunned down

IMMIGRATION

Woman who tried to smuggle immigrant in a suitcase arrested

Spanish officials in Ceuta became suspicious after seeing nervous behavior of young Moroccan

CONSUMERISM

A third of Spain’s Christmas food will end up in the trash

Campaigner José Esquinas suggests using the shopping trolley as a weapon against waste

TERRORISM

Madrid bans large vehicles from center over fears of a terrorist attack

Police will restrict access to much of city center, to coincide with the traditional Kings Day parades

SPANISH POLITICS

Why 2017 is a crunch year for Spain’s four main political parties

After months of stalemate and fruitless talks, leaders must win back voters with a well-defined message