CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS

Why the Three Kings won’t visit Uruguay this year

Catholic Church wants the highly secular nation to recognize religious origin of January 6 holiday

UNREST IN MEXICO

Mexico: Three dead as protests over higher gas prices intensify

A police officer and two suspected looters have died while hundreds have been arrested

LATIN AMERICA

Mexico backed into economic corner as Trump ups protectionist pressure

All-important auto sector is already feeling the impact of US president-elect’s threats

GENDER VIOLENCE

Supreme Court judge blames violence against women on “evil”

Antonio Salas started a Twitter war by denying that such attacks are an educational problem

WOMEN IN SPORT

Spain’s female athletes dominate 2016

Nine of country's 17 medals at the Rio Olympics were won by women in a great year for Spanish sport

ENVIRONMENT

Madrid mayor pledges to make iconic Gran Vía a pedestrian zone

Manuela Carmena’s Ahora Madrid party has been imposing traffic restrictions as a prelude to a wider ban

ENVIRONMENT

The disappearing sands of Valencia’s beaches

Rising sea levels have eaten away 50 meters of shoreline to the south of the city since 1984