LATIN AMERICA

Panama’s oldest newspaper prepares to write its own obituary

Owner of ‘La Estrella’ is accused by US authorities of having links to drug trafficking

Gender violence in Argentina

Archbishop blames murder of women on “disappearance of marriage”

Amid outcry over Argentina’s femicide rate, cleric says matrimony is now a “provisional bond”

UNREST IN MEXICO

President calls for calm, as Mexicans loot and protest over gas price hike

Army brought in to outskirts of capital to restore order, as unrest spreads throughout country

ENVIRONMENT

Spanish retailers start to phase out paper receipts

Carrefour and Apple lead the way in offering customers a digital record of purchases

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El Roto

El Roto cartoon, January 5, 2017

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Ros

Ros cartoon, January 5, 2017

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

Spain’s Constitutional Court rules political party members must toe line

Ruling backs Supreme Court decision rejecting appeal by Socialist Party activist

inheritance laws

Basque law change sees Spaniards rush to write children out of wills

New regional civil code allowing parents to disinherit offspring has sparked massive interest

LANGUAGES

Nearly 60% of Spaniards say they can’t read, speak or write in English

But latest poll by state research institute finds that is still the most-popular second language

DISAPPEARING PROFESSIONS

How Spain’s coal merchants are keeping the flame alive

The country’s remaining yards still survive thanks to the elderly, foodies, and hipsters