LATIN AMERICA

Argentina adopts anti-immigrant rhetoric over public safety fears

Macri administration pledges to stop foreigners with criminal records from entering the country

Corruption

The scandal bus that tours Mexico’s “most fabulous” corruption sites

Corruptour aims to show participants economic fraud is not inevitable and can be stopped

SPANISH CIVIL WAR

The ‘red’ scientist who was pardoned by Franco

Previously unseen material documents the extraordinary life of the physician Rafael Méndez

OPINION

Threats to the freedom of the press

The elimination of all well-founded criticism is the priority of the new populism, which intends to liquidate our system of values and substitute liberal democracy with an ideology of revenge and hate

ECONOMY

Spanish economy outperforms expectations to grow 3.2% in 2016

Output has recovered 80% of what it lost during economic crisis but GDP make-up has changed since 2008

Banking

Spain’s Bankia to refund all clients over “abusive” mortgage clauses

Bank has set up “express repayment process” it says is in its best interests and those of customers

SPACE RESEARCH

Spanish-led study could help save Earth from meteorite impacts

Investigators believe results of analysis may help design future asteroid deflection missions